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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
 
Bruce Wolpe

USSC's Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe writes in Ticker News that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan is on after days of speculation and significant angst over what Pelosi’s visit would mean, especially...

3 August 2022
 
Pamela Maddock

Last month, the US Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional protection for abortion, overturning the nearly 50-year precedent established in Roe v Wade. In the 6-3 decision, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s...

21 July 2022
 
Tom Corben

The participation of the ‘Asia Pacific 4’ — Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea — in the NATO Summit in Madrid last month has generated considerable debate about the benefits and shortcomings...

21 July 2022
 
Tom Corben

Washington was the last of the Quad capitals that Richard Marles visited in his opening diplomatic salvo as Australia’s deputy prime minister and defence minister. But, as far as defence matters are concerned...

21 July 2022
 
Bruce Wolpe

USSC Senior Fellow Bruce Wolpe writes in Ticker News that President Biden was in Israel when the shocking news came late last Thursday night in Washington. "Talks between Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader...

18 July 2022
 
Michael J. Green

As the world responds in shock and sadness to the assassination of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, the public is also learning what a consequential statesman and loyal friend he was. I...

11 July 2022
 
Tom Corben, Peter K. Lee, Alice Nason

The recent NATO Summit in Madrid marked a welcome elevation in high-level coordination between the United States’ European and Indo-Pacific allies. For the first time, the leaders of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and...

8 July 2022
 
Gorana Grgic

Last week’s NATO summit will be remembered as historic for a number of reasons, most of all for having unveiled the new “Strategic Concept” for the alliance that was said to be searching...

5 July 2022
 
Jared Mondschein, Victoria Cooper

When colonial Americans declared their independence on July 4 1776, they rejected more than British rule. They explicitly denounced the British form of government and the unlegislated norms, traditions and conventions a royal...

4 July 2022
 
Peter K. Lee

The Yoon Suk-yeol administration has expressed a desire for closer alignment with, and potential membership in, US-led minilateral groupings such as the Quad. But USSC’s Research Fellow Peter Lee writes in Korea on...

1 July 2022
 
David Smith

The 2021 census data released this week shows that, for the first time, a majority of Australians do not identify as Christians. This continues a trend of steep drops in Christian identification at...

30 June 2022
 
Michael J. Green

USSC CEO Dr Michael Green writes in The Straits Times that Russian aggression and the Xi-Putin partnership are spurring a counterbalancing response as seen in the gathering of US Atlantic and Pacific allies...

21 June 2022
 
Peter K. Lee, Sarah Teo

In recent years, scholars have debated the apparent lack of diplomatic leadership by “middle powers” like Australia and South Korea on the international stage. Such pessimism should be reconsidered, however, in light of...

17 June 2022
 
Michael J. Green

Seventy-one years ago representatives of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States signed the ANZUS mutual security treaty in San Francisco to reinforce stability in East Asia after the outbreak of the Korean...

10 June 2022
 
Stephen Loosley

The gifted and personable incoming US Ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy, is the living link to a period in American public life that is now the lost legend of Camelot: “Don’t let it...

10 June 2022
 
Brendon O'Connor

Mass shootings in the United States are all too common and, sadly, unsurprising to much of the world.

But when the victims of such violence are primary school students, the world takes notice.

...

26 May 2022
 
Stephen Loosley

Australia’s greatest prime minister gave this commitment to the US during our darkest hours of World War II (March 14, 1942): “Be assured of the calibre of our national character. This war may...

26 May 2022
 
Stephen Loosley

In an article published by Sky News, USSC non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley writes that defeat does not loom for the Kremlin - it arrived some time ago when the Biden Administration mobilised...

18 May 2022