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Charles Edel

While media attention remains fixed on Donald Trump, focusing too intently on the president obscures the profound role played by the institution of the presidency and the stress test it faces. The presidency...

27 February 2018
Vafa Ghazavi

America’s innovation success is built on the back of entrepreneurs who embrace experimentalism, risk, and failure. This culture has helped make the United States the unrivalled leader of the digital revolution because it...

24 January 2018
Brendan Thomas-Noone

The Third Offset strategy is perceived as a solution to matching the US defence budget with US strategic ambitions; to find means of sustaining its military-technological advantage in this new era of great...

5 December 2017
Jared Mondschein, Claire McFarland, Zoe Meers

Is Australia an inefficient innovator? In this interactive report, we use the Global Innovation Index to compare Australia and the United States' innovation performance, identifying three major areas that Australia lacks in its...

13 November 2017
David B. Shear

In an era of rising Chinese power and ambition, America’s position in Indo-Pacific Asia is at risk of decline not through war but due to inattention. Washington’s “strategic distraction” and political dysfunction at...

26 October 2017
Jared Mondschein, Richard Holden

As well as an overview of the historic foreign direct investment by the United States in Australia, this report contains 13 case studies of businesses with strong US-Australia ties, the results of a survey of...

13 August 2017
Dougal Robinson

How can Australia better engage with an unprecedented US administration? USSC research fellow Dougal Robinson offers a blueprint for how the government should retool its political engagement in Washington to make it more...

25 July 2017
Simon Jackman

Just two US presidents have been impeached and none removed from office. Despite this, there has been much speculation about the prospect of Donald Trump being impeached by Congress. But how likely is...

18 July 2017
Ashley Townshend

Research fellow and report author Ashley Townshend writes that the Trump administration looks to be adopting a more muscular and self-interested security policy in the Asia-Pacific which will likely produce more volatile relations...

16 March 2017
Sandy Burgoyne, Sophia Maalsen

This report aims to provide new insights into the implementation of smart cities in Australia – how these initiatives are being implemented in cities, whether they are fulfilling their promises, the challenges involved...

9 March 2017
Richard Fontaine

Leaders on both sides of the Pacific must address the looming risks to the Australia-US alliance and seize new opportunities to develop the relationship, according to this United States Studies Centre report.

19 October 2016
Rae Cooper, Marian Baird, Meraiah Foley

Australia has caught up to — and on some measures surpassed — the United States in female labour force participation and in relation to women's representation in senior and strategic organisational roles, according...

5 October 2016
Sandy Burgoyne, Harriet Whyte

The USSC's Future Cities Collaborative is pleased to announce the launch of its latest report, Growing the Australian innovation economy, produced in partnership with AECOM. The report is a culmination of the learnings from...

8 September 2016

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, with the support of the Dow Chemical Company, has released the final report from the Dow Sustainability Program. The report draws together the...

1 September 2016
David Brewster

Australia should lead in creating a strong partnership with India that complements our core alliance with the United States, according to a new report written by David Brewster for the United States Studies...

25 August 2016
Bates Gill, Evelyn Goh, Chin-Hao Huang

This new US Studies Centre report by Dr Bates Gill, Dr Evelyn Goh and Dr Chin-Hao Huang provides an in-depth assessment of the emerging and increasingly competitive strategic dynamic amongst the United States, China...

22 June 2016
Linda Jakobson

Despite dire predictions by some experts, the United States and China are not on a collision course according to this report by visiting professor Linda Jakobson. Professor Jakobson's report emphasises that while the...

10 May 2016

This report, conducted by Foundation Center with the collaboration of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and Philanthropy Australia, takes an in-depth look at the considerable contributions US foundations make...

4 April 2016
Elsina Wainwright

In this US Studies Centre report, Elsina Wainwright looks at the role of the US-Australia alliance in the rapidly changing Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Wainwright recommends that ANZUS becomes more enmeshed in the network of...

15 March 2016
Sandy Burgoyne, David Paul Rosen, Catherine Gilbert

What sits behind the term "affordable housing" is creating and maintaining equitable communities for people to live and work, where economic and social diversity is embraced and fostered. The success of adopting inclusionary...

18 February 2016