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Jared Mondschein, Richard Holden
Executive summary

Australia enjoys a remarkable benefit from its multi-faceted, two-way investment relationship with the United States. And while Australia’s trade relationships, particularly in the region, are vital to continued growth and prosperity...

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

The United States Studies Centre's Survey on America’s role in the Indo-Pacific is the first major, multi-country survey of public opinion since the 2016 US election. The report is the product of a...

31 May 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

This landmark report by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney analyses the data of an extensive five-country survey on attitudes towards America, China, Australia, and other major regional actors...

8 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
Bill Hayton

In a new report released by the US Studies Centre, Bill Hayton reviews Vietnam's foreign policy as it cements itself as an emerging leader in South-East Asia. Hayton looks at Vietnam's attitudes towards...

1 December 2015
Edward Blakely, Sandy Burgoyne, Joe Langley

In 2015, the Future Cities Collaborative embarked on a program to help local governments in New South Wales learn new and innovative financing mechanisms so they could provide better services and infrastructure in...

27 November 2015
Natasha Hamilton-Hart

In this report, Dr Natasha Hamilton-Hart and Dr Dave McRae review Indonesia's foreign policy as it seeks to pursue enhanced bilateral ties with both the United States and China. Hamilton-Hart and McRae look...

24 November 2015