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.

 
 
Jared Mondschein, Victoria Cooper

This public opinion survey report provides unique insights into Australian, American and Japanese views of the major challenges confronting all three nations: from China’s geopolitical challenge to climate change and the vicissitudes in...

26 October 2022
 
Victoria Cooper, Ava Kalinauskas

On 8 November, Americans will cast their vote to decide who will represent them in Congress and in various roles at the state and local levels. Unlike Australia, where state and federal elections...

19 October 2022
 
David Smith

Midterm elections in the United States elect the House of Representatives, a third of the Senate, and thousands of state legislative and executive offices. For all their magnitude and importance, these elections attract...

18 October 2022
 
Stephen Loosley

Russian doctrine dating back to the USSR holds that when the Motherland is threatened, nuclear weapons may be used. This is why Putin is incorporating eastern Ukraine into his ramshackle empire, writes US...

13 October 2022
 
Bruce Wolpe

There will be myriad effects from the decision last week by the OPEC+ oil producers – led by Saudi Arabia and Russia – to cut production and increase the price of oil.

None...

12 October 2022
 
Bruce Wolpe

Jared Kushner – son of a convicted felon (ultimately pardoned by Donald Trump); Trump’s son-in-law by marriage to the “warm”, “funny”, “brilliant” Ivanka Trump; Manhattan real-estate mogul closing billion-dollar deals; mini media mogul...

17 September 2022
 
Peter K. Lee

Much of the commentary about the AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom, United States) partnership since it was announced a year ago on Thursday has focused on when and if Australia will see nuclear-powered submarines...

15 September 2022
 
Peter K. Lee, Alice Nason

The announcement of the Australia, United Kingdom and United States (AUKUS) security partnership on 16 September 2021 transformed Australia’s perceptions of its capacity, capability and the role of its oldest allies. Few announcements...

14 September 2022
 
Jared Mondschein

After many months of anticipation, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy finally arrived in Australia on 22 July 2022. Stepping off her plane and into the media frenzy swirling since before she was even officially nominated...

9 September 2022
 
Michael J. Green

US Studies Centre's CEO Dr Michael Green writes in the latest issue of Quarterly Essay that Hugh White's essay Sleepwalk to War is the right starting point for a serious dialogue on Australian...

6 September 2022
 
Michael J. Green

This week top trade officials representing the 14 nations participating in the US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity will meet for their first face-to-face negotiation in Los Angeles.

Delegations from diverse Indo-Pacific economies...

5 September 2022
 

On 23 May 2022, President Biden announced the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) in Tokyo alongside 12 Indo-Pacific partners. IPEF is unlike the Trans-Pacific Partnership — which President Trump withdrew the United States from...

25 August 2022
 
Charles Edel, Jennifer Jackett

Last week, US President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act which is intended to strengthen American technological competitiveness.

Included in the bill are provisions to bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing through more...

23 August 2022
 
Brendon O'Connor

In this article published by the Journal of Political Ideologies, USSC Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor, Macquarie University's Lloyd Cox and the University of Sydney's Danny Cooper argue that American exceptionalism is, in essence...

22 August 2022
 
Stephen Loosley

USSC Senior Fellow Stephen Loosley writes for Sky News that the extraordinary Congressional enquiry into the events of January 6 and the FBI seizure of documents at Mar-a-Lago seem a fitting end to...

19 August 2022
 
Tom Corben, Peter K. Lee

USSC Foreign Policy and Defence Research Fellow Peter K. Lee and Research Associate Tom Corben write in War on the Rocks that the Biden administration is grappling with the parallel challenges of resourcing...

16 August 2022
 
Victoria Cooper

After two years of negotiation, Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 which was signed into law by President Biden on 9 August 2022. The act authorises US$280 billion (AU$410.6 billion)...

11 August 2022
 
Michael J. Green

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week rattled US-China relations like nothing we have seen since the collision of a US EP-3 surveillance plane and a Chinese fighter...

10 August 2022
 
David Smith

There have now been nine televised hearings of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The main purpose of these hearings has been to publicly...

8 August 2022
 
Tom Corben, David Santoro

President of the Pacific Forum David Santoro and USSC Research Associate Tom Corben co-authored the chapter "The missing piece? The US approach to nuclear governance" for the book, Nuclear Governance in the Asia-Pacific...

8 August 2022