Publications

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Commentary
Haimin Huang

The world of space has entered a new era. Over the past two months, barriers thought unbreakable just five years ago have been shattered.

In the US, SpaceX re-landed first-stage boosters of its...

22 June 2017
 
Commentary
Stephen Loosley

John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s words continue to resonate on the centenary of his birth.

“For a world of complex and continuing problems, in a world full of frustrations and irritations, America’s leadership must be...

22 June 2017
 
Commentary
Claire McFarland

The first meeting of the American Technology Council, established by President Trump earlier this year, took place on Monday with representation from some of the biggest tech firms in the United States. Attendees...

21 June 2017
 
Commentary
Dougal Robinson, Caitlin Gauci

Voters in Georgia’s 6th congressional district have just delivered a timely reminder that Americans are a long way away from deserting Donald Trump’s Republican Party. For all the noise about the Russia investigations, Trump’s...

21 June 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

In her latest article for U.S. News, USSC research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer writes that Newt Gingrich's new book “Understanding Trump” isn't that useful for understanding Trump, but it is useful for understanding...

20 June 2017
 
Commentary
David Smith

Is Australia ripe for a populist, nationalist political movement that could overthrow the established parties?

After the right-wing One Nation Party’s slump in the Western Australian elections in March, it seems less likely...

20 June 2017
 
Commentary
James Curran

Australia has retreated to sentimentalism in dealing with the shock of Donald Trump's election. The other Asian US allies are wary of raising unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved with Trump in...

15 June 2017
 
Commentary
Haimin Huang

Just over two months ago, American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX successfully launched a satellite into Low Earth Orbit, not only re-using a second-hand rocket, but landing the first stage boosters back to Earth. A...

14 June 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

This week, the 9th Circuit became the latest court to block President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, his second attempt to limit travel from six majority Muslim nations. The decision was not a...

13 June 2017
 
Commentary
Jared Mondschein

This week's AUSMIN was in stark contrast to the last which took place under the Obama administration in 2015. The remarkably short length of this year’s joint statement alone makes obvious the difference...

7 June 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

USSC research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer writes for U.S. News and World Report that President Obama's attacks on the media and leakers paved the way for the arrest this week of a US...

6 June 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

It was the perfect visual metaphor for the decline of American leadership: at the G7 meeting in Sicily, six leaders strolled together through the coastal Italian town, while Donald Trump trailed behind in...

6 June 2017
 
Commentary
Dougal Robinson

Today’s AUSMIN could hardly be better timed, following recent terrorist attacks, North Korean nuclear provocations, and the weekend’s Shangri-La dialogue. But, as is so often the case with AUSMIN, the danger is the urgent...

5 June 2017
 
Commentary
Brendan Thomas-Noone, Danielle Cave

The national science agency is in a research partnership with a Chinese state-owned enterprise responsible for the same advanced military technologies Australia’s intelligence community is working hard to guard against, write USSC research...

3 June 2017
 
Commentary
Dougal Robinson, Ryan Hawkins

Rex Tillerson and James Mattis will be in Sydney on Monday for AUSMIN (the Australia – United States Ministerial Consultations) with their Australian counterparts Julie Bishop and Marise Payne. Priorities for discussion at...

2 June 2017
 
Commentary

The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) are Australia’s principal forum for formal consultations with the United States. The talks are led by the Australian Foreign and Defence Ministers and their counterparts, the US...

2 June 2017
 
Report

The Asian Research Network: Survey on America’s role in the Indo-Pacific is the first major, multi-country survey of public opinion since the 2016 US election. The report is the product of a network...

31 May 2017
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Twitter has defined President Donald Trump's short political career. In her column for the U.S. News & World Report, research associate Dr Nicole Hemmer looks at how his two Twitter accounts give a...

30 May 2017
 
Speech
John McCain

Senator John McCain delivered the Alliance 21 Lecture at the NSW State Library in Sydney, hosted by the United States Studies Centre.

30 May 2017
 
Commentary
Dougal Robinson

Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey and the appointment of Bob Mueller as special prosecutor have done nothing to impede the flow of leaks on the administration’s Russian links, even as the president...

25 May 2017