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.

 
 
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
 
David Uren

An article written for ASPI's Strategist by former economics editor of The Australian, David Uren, about his research for the US Studies Centre about Australian government support for rare earths production.

24 October 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

While impeachment has many political dimensions that will shape whether a president survives it – Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton did, but Richard Nixon did not – there are two things that stick...

23 October 2019
 
Brendon O'Connor

During the 2016 US presidential campaign, people around the world were regularly reassured by election experts that Donald Trump was too outrageous to be elected president.

Reflecting this conventional wisdom, Hilary Clinton campaign’s...

21 October 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

This week, Donald Trump, the 45th man to occupy the office, marked his 1000th day as President of the United States. The same milestone was commemorated by Arthur Schlesinger Jr’s elegiac history and...

19 October 2019
 
Bruce Wolpe

For every Democrat who wants to know who their presidential candidate will be in 2020, you're going to have to wait a while longer.

16 October 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

China will be the ultimate winner if the cost to Americans hits home in an election year.

14 October 2019
 
Brendon O'Connor

The whistle-blower scandal reveals something essential about Donald Trump’s repeatedly questionable and idiosyncratic behaviour.

9 October 2019
 
David Uren

Chinese authorities have hinted that they may use their dominant position as a supplier of rare earths and associated manufactured goods to retaliate against US restrictions on high technology exports to China. China...

9 October 2019
 
David Uren

There is a magic to rare earths, the set of 17 elements that appears halfway down the periodic table. Discovered at the birth of the industrial age in the late 1700s, rare earths...

9 October 2019
 
Stephen Kirchner

When people think of monetary policy, they usually think of the Reserve Bank of Australia changing its official cash rate.

This is the rate at which banks borrow and lend to each other...

7 October 2019
 
Gorana Grgic

The odds of Trump being impeached are uncertain. But the impeachment inquiry will lead to political turmoil, writes Gorana Grgic.

3 October 2019
 
Shaun Ratcliff, Zoe Meers

While Australians are concerned about the rise of China – and the United States’ ability to handle it – Americans appear to be more complacent, according to a new USSC-YouGov poll.

3 October 2019
 
Simon Jackman, Elliott Brennan

In light of a slew of stories about phone calls and presidential favours, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's sheening new Trump moniker — "man of titanium" — has led some quarters to task him...

3 October 2019
 
Simon Jackman

US President Donald Trump’s conversation with Scott Morrison, seeking Australian co-operation with a US Justice Department ­investigation of the Mueller ­inquiry, is procedurally routine yet politically extraordinary.

Australian and US governments co-operate on...

2 October 2019
 
Aaron Nyerges

The Dead Don’t Die is – in a manner of thinking – Jim Jarmusch’s second zombie film. Technically, Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) is a vampire film, but its central character, the...

24 September 2019
 
John Lee

Scott Morrison joined US President Donald Trump at the ­weekend in subtly changing the economic conversation with ­respect to China. Not so long ago it was largely a one-sided debate about what we...

24 September 2019
 
Simon Jackman

The US made no big ask of Scott Morrison in exchange for dinner on the White House lawn. But there are still many unresolved questions.

23 September 2019
 
Simon Jackman, Shaun Ratcliff

As Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison prepares for the rare honour of a state dinner at the Trump White House on Friday, a new poll shows Americans believe they have no better friend than Australia.

20 September 2019