Publications

The United States Studies Centre prides itself on providing independent analysis in the form of research reports and briefs, academic publications, books and commentary. All USSC publications are viewable free of charge.

 
 
Ashley Townshend, Tom Corben, Susannah Patton

AUKUS is a new trilateral partnership featuring Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Though it aims to deepen diplomatic, security and defence cooperation between the three states, AUKUS will focus specifically...

16 September 2021
 
Ashley Townshend, Tom Corben, Susannah Patton

When Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton land in Washington this week for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), they’ll be at an important juncture for the Australia-US...

16 September 2021
 
Charles Edel

Charles Edel, non-resident senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre, and David O Shullman, Director of the China Global Hub at the Atlantic Council write for Foreign Policy on how Beijing’s money...

16 September 2021
 
John Lee

Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton soon will arrive in the US for the annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations between foreign and defence ministers.

At the conclusion of talks in July...

15 September 2021
 
Zack Cooper, Ashley Feng, Darren Lim

In a speech last week Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated Australia is “on the front line” of “the return to strategic competition … that is increasingly playing out in the economic arena”.

He would...

15 September 2021
 
John Lee

When Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton arrive in Washington this Thursday to meet with their American counterparts for the annual bilateral talks known as AUSMIN, China will loom...

14 September 2021
 
Ashley Townshend, Tom Corben

Defence and foreign ministers from Australia and the United States will be gathering this week for the annual Australia-US Ministerial (AUSMIN) Dialogue, the first 2+2 meeting between the allies since US President Joe...

13 September 2021
 
Victoria Cooper, Frankie Li

Presidents love infrastructure. From President Trump’s promise to build “gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways” to President Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act that poured billions of dollars into infrastructural projects, the promise...

10 September 2021
 
Tom Corben

Last Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that he wouldn’t be contesting the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election at the end of September. In doing so, he effectively signalled his intention...

9 September 2021
 
Brendon O'Connor, Gorana Grgic, Stephen Loosley, Jared Mondschein, Bruce Wolpe, Victoria Cooper, Jane Hardy

What has been the lasting significance of 9/11? What lessons should both countries take from the twenty years since 9/11 for this next phase of the Australia-US alliance? A selection of USSC experts below...

8 September 2021
 
Tom Corben

It has been rare in recent years for the anniversary of the atomic bombings in Japan to pass without controversy, invariably concerning remarks made by the prime minister. This year was no different...

6 September 2021
 
Bruce Wolpe

Texas has just become the most powerful state in the United States. The two most potent threats to two of arguably the most important constitutional rights – a woman’s right to choose whether...

6 September 2021
 
Zack Cooper, Ashley Feng, Darren Lim

On September 1, 1951, Australia and the United States became formal allies. Seventy years later, they have built one of the world’s closest military alliances, with leaders from both countries often noting their...

2 September 2021
 
Susannah Patton

Canberra and Washington are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their alliance, the ANZUS Treaty. Though celebrations will focus on shared history and values, the alliance endures because, for both countries, the benefits outweigh...

1 September 2021
 
Simon Jackman

As ANZUS turns 70 – and as the focus of the Australia-US alliance turns to challenges in the Indo-Pacific – Australians see the American alliance as a vital and dependable foundation of Australia’s...

30 August 2021
 
Susannah Patton

Depending on your perspective, Australia’s China debate might be relatively sophisticated, or resemble shell-churned ground in a war zone. Either way, it’s noisy and vigorous.

30 August 2021
 
John Lee

Australia is not the first, and will not be the last economy, to endure Chinese displeasure. But Australia is showing that smaller nations still have agency and options, and that it is no...

29 August 2021
 
Ashley Townshend, Tom Corben, Toby Warden, Susannah Patton

In his first major foreign policy speech in February 2021, President Joe Biden vowed “America is back,” setting out a plan to correct the course of its role in the world.1 But in...

27 August 2021
 
Stephen Loosley

USSC non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley has contributed this commentary to ASPI's The Strategist.

25 August 2021
 
Ashley Townshend, Susannah Patton

When the White House announced that U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris would visit Singapore and Vietnam in August, Asia watchers scratched their heads. Sure, Washington has ground to make up in Southeast Asia...

24 August 2021