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Gorana Grgic

At the June 2022 Madrid Summit, NATO Leaders are adopting a new Strategic Concept, which reaffirms the Alliance’s values and purpose, provides a collective assessment of the security environment and drives its strategic...

17 June 2022
 

This year’s State of the United States makes clear that, contrary to the optimists’ hopes, America has neither “wobbled back” nor experienced any epiphanies. A year after what many considered one of the...

16 March 2022
 
Stephen Kirchner

In the 20 years since China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, China’s role in the world economy has grown enormously but has also become increasingly contested. As suggested in...

24 January 2022
 
Susannah Patton

As US-China strategic rivalry in the Indo-Pacific intensifies, regional multilateral forums will be critical in the competition for influence and indispensable for a successful US regional strategy. Importantly, in its first year, the...

3 December 2021
 
John Lee

USSC non-resident fellow John Lee has published a report for the Hudson Institute about troubled Chinese property group Evergrande. The company is facing one of China's largest-ever defaults as it struggles with more...

1 October 2021
 
Stephen Kirchner
Executive summary Geoeconomics is a way of conceptualising the relationship between geopolitics and framing the policy issues that arise at the intersection of international economics and international security. It is also often defined...
30 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
 
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 Kirchner

The Australia-US bilateral investment relationship has traditionally been Australia’s single most important source of foreign financing for domestic investment and economic growth. The relationship provides Australian borrowers with access to the world’s deepest...

5 July 2021
 
Stephen Kirchner

Australia’s regulation of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) has often drawn criticism for creating uncertainty for foreign investors, as well as for Australians looking to sell their assets to foreigners. Much of this...

16 April 2021
 

Australia’s long-standing strategic relationship with the United States is transforming in response to the geostrategic change in the Indo-Pacific and a fractious debate in the United States about its role in the world...

16 March 2021
 
Stephen Kirchner

This report argues that restoring and then exceeding pre-pandemic levels of net overseas migration will be essential to Australia's economic recovery. In the short term, Australia needs to scale up its managed isolation...

16 November 2020
 

Every US general election carries implications for Australia. But as they say: this time, it’s different. To most casual observers, the trajectories of the United States under a second Trump administration or a...

27 October 2020
 
Jared Mondschein

The exact future of the global economy is uncertain, but its direction is clear: services will become more valuable, the creation of value will be tied to knowledge-intensive and automated processes and skills...

20 August 2020
 

This collection of short essays by USSC scholars and experts covers the broad array of policy positions a prospective Biden or second Trump administration could take and the impact for Australia with a strong consensus that even after the...

12 August 2020
 
David Uren

The United States Studies Centre produced a landmark study of the US-Australia investment relationship three years ago, roughly a decade on from the global financial crisis. Now, in the midst of a worldwide...

16 July 2020
 
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone, Jeffrey Wilson, Claire McFarland, Matilda Steward

The 30th round of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations will soon take place amid immense global disruption and unprecedented domestic pressures accelerated by the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (also known as coronavirus or COVID-19)...

23 June 2020
 
Brendan Thomas-Noone

Technology is the defining element of the United States’ growing strategic competition with China which Donald Trump first announced in 2017. The slow disentangling of technological integration between the United States and China...

16 June 2020
 
Stephen Kirchner

The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant de-globalisation shock at a time when globalisation was already under challenge from President Trump’s trade war. Post-pandemic public policy responses can either compound or alleviate this shock.

4 June 2020
 
Elliott Brennan

Protest is a defining characteristic of American society. The Boston Tea Party, the subsequent Revolutionary War and the splintering Civil War all bear the hallmarks of a national spirit of protest. The First...

26 May 2020