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Gorana Grgic

Since the election of Donald Trump as US president, NATO summits have assumed a somewhat familiar template – a growing discord among the allies, compounded with the drama and theatrics at the margins...

9 December 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Anonymous is a coward. It was a singular act to take to the op-ed pages of The New York Times in September 2018. (‘‘I am part of the resistance inside the Trump Administration...

6 December 2019
Bruce Wolpe

As if we need to witness the lesson once again, politics can be harsh and cruel. A candidacy that began with such promise in Oakland California barely 11 months ago with 20,000 people...

4 December 2019
David Uren

In principle, its the perfect match. The US military has a great need for critical minerals and is concerned that too many of its supplies are sourced from China and Russia. Australia has...

28 November 2019
Stephen Kirchner

Last night, in a much-anticipated speech broadcast live on the Reserve Bank’s website, Governor Phil Lowe laid out in very clear terms the circumstances in which the bank would resort to quantitative easing...

27 November 2019
Simon Jackman, Gorana Grgic, Charles Edel, Bruce Wolpe, Mia Love

Five USSC experts present essays on impeachment, covering US public opinion, history, foreign policy, partisan bias and political implications in their analysis.

26 November 2019
Charles Edel

Senior Fellow Dr Charles Edel surveys four recent works examining the role, ambitions and trajectory of modern China. He finds that although Elizabeth Economy, Nadège Rolland, Sulmaan Wasif Khan, and Ma Jian all apply...

26 November 2019
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The United States’ National Technology and Industrial Base (NTIB) is a congressionally-mandated policy framework that is intended to foster a defence free-trade area among the defence-related research and development sectors of the United...

25 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

It has been clear for some time that the House Intelligence Committee will recommend at least two articles of impeachment against President Trump: 

For bribery and abuse of power, in terms of Trump’s...
20 November 2019
Stephan Frühling, Andrew O'Neil, David Santoro

Speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington two weeks ago, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds affirmed Australia’s readiness to play a more active role in supporting US deterrence in the Indo-Pacific. Her remarks come...

15 November 2019
Bruce Wolpe

Michael Bloomberg has two dominant obsessions: defeating Donald Trump and becoming the 46th president. He will not head the effort to attain either.

13 November 2019
Stephen Kirchner

The US dollar exchange rate has become increasingly politicised. President Donald Trump has called for a weaker exchange rate, a move away from a long-standing and bipartisan rhetorical position favouring a "strong dollar"...

11 November 2019
Charles Edel

However much countries worry about Donald Trump's erratic White House, the more pressing question is how to deal with a rising and increasingly assertive China.

8 November 2019
Stephan Frühling, Andrew O'Neil, David Santoro

In August 2019, the United States withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, paving the way for development of longer-range conventional and, possibly later, nuclear cruise and ballistic missiles that could target...

7 November 2019
Stephen Kirchner

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has declared that “after careful consideration” and consultation with the Reserve Bank and Treasury, the government will not change its agreement on monetary policy with the RBA.

This is unfortunate...

6 November 2019
Aaron Nyerges

Martin Scorsese, as the world well knows, makes movies about Italian restaurants. Sure, he makes bloody crime films, too, but at some level he seems to be asking: what’s the difference?

6 November 2019
Charles Edel

Over the last several months, opponents of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have clashed with protest supporters at universities across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, pro-Beijing students have occasionally shoved...

4 November 2019
Elliott Brennan, Paige Remington

New York businessman and entrepreneur Andrew Yang's unconventional bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination was supposed to be a long-shot campaign.

30 October 2019
Rodney Taveira

Halloween is considered a distinctly American phenomenon but its traditions, such as carving vegetables and jack-o’-lanterns and dressing up in scary costumes, came over with Irish and Scottish immigrants in the late 19th...

28 October 2019
John Lee

USSC senior fellow John Lee authored this op-ed published by The Japan Times.

28 October 2019