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Stephen Kirchner

Real-time measures of the US economy continue to point an unfolding downturn with a magnitude, if not duration, as severe as the Great Depression.

7 May 2020
 
Charles Edel

For the past 30 years, geoeconomics has trumped geopolitics. The relative stability of international relations, driven by the absence of great-power rivalry and ideological competition, created an environment conducive to global economic growth...

6 May 2020
 
Bruce Wolpe

Sexual assault allegations in politics – especially at the presidential level – are always serious, as, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump know all too well.

Tara Reade’s accusation against Joe Biden is very...

5 May 2020
 
John Lee

If one needed further evidence that the Chinese Communist Party still doesn’t understand how open societies work, look to ambassador Cheng Jingye’s comments that Chinese consumers might boycott Australian exports if the Morrison...

2 May 2020
 
Brendon O'Connor

In this article for Online Opinion, Associate Professor Brendon O'Connor writes of his hope that the COVID-19 crisis can lead to a renewed regard for scientific experts, an emphasis on human security and...

1 May 2020
 
John Lee

We all know the adage: if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. That is the folly of Beijing ordering ambassador Cheng Jingye to issue the threat that Chinese consumers might boycott...

29 April 2020
 
Stephen Kirchner

On Wednesday, the US Bureau of Economic Analysis will release its advance estimate of US GDP for the three months ended in March. There are significant differences in presentation between US and Australian...

29 April 2020
 
James Curran

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's new memoir contains some candid revelations about the strength of the US-Australia alliance, writes USSC non-resident senior fellow James Curran in The Australian Financial Review.

27 April 2020
 
Justin Wastnage

Can you put a price on fear? Cruise lines will soon be the first industry to find out for real. After more than 1,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) onboard either ocean...

24 April 2020
 
Stephen Kirchner

USSC Trade and Investment Program Director Dr Stephen Kirchner says that the COVID-19 crisis emphasises the link between Australia's global integration and productivity growth. As such, he argues in this commentary published by...

22 April 2020
 
Bruce Wolpe

When President Trump talks about how many lives the pandemic has taken in the United States, he never discusses it in personal human terms (except in reflecting on the illness and death of...

22 April 2020
 
David Uren

Covid-19 is a crisis of globalisation, propagated by around 800,000 international flights carrying over 100 million people across borders every week, along with the cruise liners carrying half a million or so tourists...

22 April 2020
 
Ashley Townshend, Matilda Steward

Rather than coming together as an international community to respond to and learn from the worst global health crisis in living memory, the world is witnessing an intensification of US-China rivalry for influence...

22 April 2020
 
John Lee

The US is struggling to contain COVID-19 while China is apparently awakening from a nightmare of the Communist Party’s own creation.

This is setting off debate whether the US is losing its capacity...

20 April 2020
 
Ashley Townshend, Matilda Steward

As COVID-19 ravages the United States and China rolls out medical supplies around the world, it's become easy to paint the pandemic as a turning point in the US-China struggle for global influence...

19 April 2020
 
Elliott Brennan

In the final debate of the Democratic presidential primary, Joe Biden declared he would pick a woman to run for vice-president on his ticket, saying "there are a number of women in this...

18 April 2020
 
Lesley Russell

The United States uniformed services and the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs have the mandates and the capabilities to help American communities in times of national crisis such as...

17 April 2020
 
John Lee

Donald Trump’s complaints about the World Health Organization are credible and his anger towards its chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is understandable. The WHO demonstrated poor leadership in failing to deliver on its mission...

17 April 2020
 
Stephen Kirchner

Globalisation has suffered a severe setback as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cross-border capital flows never fully recovered from the global financial crisis. This latest shock first hit the international movement of...

17 April 2020
 
Charles Edel

While Washington and Beijing’s overheated rhetoric and mutual recriminations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are grabbing headlines, equally important is what has been playing out across China’s eastern and southern peripheries over the...

16 April 2020