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.

 
 
Explainer
Elizabeth Ingleson

The ongoing attacks on abortion reveal the deep and enduring power of a patriarchal system in the United States designed to control women and their bodies; especially women of colour and of lower...

17 June 2019
 
Report
Charles Edel, John Lee

This report, co-authored by seniors fellows Dr Charles Edel and Dr John Lee, examines the future of the US-Australia alliance amidst increasing tensions with China. Edel and Lee offer a comprehensive set of recommendations for how...

13 June 2019
 
Commentary
Ashley Townshend

This sobering gathering blended the Thucydidean logic of US-China tensions with the reality of the Indo-Pacific's collective action problem.

11 June 2019
 
Commentary
Stephen Kirchner

The experience of the US Federal Reserve shows the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has plenty of options when it comes to easing monetary policy. After 30 months of sitting on its hands...

5 June 2019
 
Commentary
Charles Edel, Hal Brands

How should Washington deal with an authoritarian regime that is expanding its influence abroad and repressing its citizens at home? That is the question the United States faces today in dealing with Xi...

2 June 2019
 
Commentary
Jared Mondschein, Don Scott-Kemmis

Bob Hawke helped make Australia’s economy globally competitive by making the tough but necessary choice of opening it up to the world. 

There is no denying that, more than three decades after Hawke...

30 May 2019
 
Commentary
Jared Mondschein, Elliott Brennan

The man once labelled "the real deputy PM" will now occupy the most important Australian ambassadorship in the world.

The Morrison Government's decision to appoint Liberal stalwart Arthur Sinodinos as Australian ambassador to...

28 May 2019
 
Commentary
Shaun Ratcliff

Analysis by USSC lecturer Shaun Ratcliff and published by The Guardian shows most high-income business owners vote for the Coalition and most lower-income workers vote for Labor.

27 May 2019
 
Book review
Stephen Loosley

Don Winslow first established himself as a writer of uncommon insight and persuasive power with his 2006 thriller, The Winter of Frankie Machine. Its impact alone brought New York-born, California-based Winslow to...

25 May 2019
 
Commentary
Don Scott-Kemmis

Research fellow in the USSC's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Don Scott-Kemmis writes for InnovationAus.com that the US energy innovation agency, ARPA-E, is a potential model for a research and innovation agency that could...

22 May 2019
 
Commentary
Mia Love

The conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has done little to change the political topic du jour. As a former member of Congress, this is of little surprise to me. Throughout this...

22 May 2019
 
Commentary
Aaron Nyerges

While the Aboriginal repatriation of human remains from the Smithsonian Institution should be celebrated as a great achievement, it raises questions about indigenous languages that remain unsettled.

Death does not alter our responsibility...

22 May 2019
 
Commentary
Nicole Hemmer

Several states are competing to pass the most draconian abortion restrictions ever devised in the United States. These so-called "heartbeat bills" eliminate access to abortion after six weeks, before many women even know...

20 May 2019
 
Commentary
Stephen Loosley

Bob Hawke, Australia’s 23rd prime minister and longest serving Labor PM, who died yesterday, changed the face of Australian national politics.

Hawke’s four governments from 1983-1991, shifted both the perception and reality of...

17 May 2019
 
Explainer
Beau Magloire

Disney now holds a large amount of new intellectual property, as well as an extensive backlog of Fox content. Disney and Fox were already two of the major players in the “Big Six”...

10 May 2019
 
Commentary
Stephen Kirchner

The next Australian government should follow the US Federal Reserve in conducting a review of monetary policy tools, communication and strategy, argues Stephen Kirchner.

9 May 2019
 
Commentary
Stephen Kirchner

Many will view Donald Trump’s latest threat to raise tariffs as the president seeking to maximise US leverage as the US-China trade talks grind on. But the latest tariff threat further complicates the negotiations.

9 May 2019
 
Commentary
Charles Edel

Beijing’s geopolitical moves continue to obfuscate its larger designs, surprise observers, and render the United States and its allies reactive. The prospect of a Chinese naval base in Cambodia offers a case in...

9 May 2019
 
Commentary
Bruce Wolpe

The Democrats in the House of Representatives and the president of the United States are at war. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most of the House leadership do not want to attempt to impeach...

7 May 2019
 
Commentary
John Lee

Six weeks after the federal election, either Scott Morrison or Bill Shorten will fly to Japan to attend the G20 summit in Osaka. In the weeks we were preoccupied with campaigning, the world...

7 May 2019