18 April 2016
The United States alliance has been, is, and will remain, the centrepiece of Australian foreign policy for the foreseeable future. But it will change. Why? An edited version of research associate Tom Switzer's address to the the Royal United Services Institute on 23 February 2016. Read online.
4 April 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 to charitable causes in Australia, including amounts given, funding sources and recipients. It also highlights the benefits of increasing the transparency and openness of Australian philanthropy, thereby increasing its effectiveness. Read online.
15 March 2016
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 regional relationships and institutions, that Canberra be more assertive in Washington on engagement with China and that the Australian Treasurer and US Treasury Secretary be included in AUSMIN meetings. Read report
The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalization, 1846-1896
18 February 2016
Following the Second World War, the United States would become the leading 'neoliberal' proponent of international trade liberalisation. Yet for nearly a century before, American foreign trade policy was dominated by extreme economic nationalism. What brought about this pronounced ideological, political, and economic about face? How did it affect Anglo-American imperialism? What were the repercussions for the global capitalist order? In answering these questions, USSC research associate Dr Marc-William Palen offers the first detailed account of the controversial Anglo-American struggle over empire and economic globalisation in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Link to publisher website
4 January 2016
Religious freedom is a foundational value of the United States, but not all religious minorities have been shielded from religious persecution in America. This book by USSC academic Dr David Smith examines why the state has acted to protect some religious minorities while allowing others to be persecuted or actively persecuting them. Read more
1 December 2015
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 its northern neighbour China and its efforts to revitalise the relationship with the US, despite a wariness to be dragged into entanglements that might threaten its independence. Read report
30 November 2015
The Handbook of the Politics of China is a comprehensive resource on the latest research on Chinese politics. US Studies Centre visiting professor Dr Bates Gill contributed the chapter "Admiration, ambivalence, antipathy: the past and future for US–China relations" to this new publication edited by David S.G. Goodman. Visit publisher's website
25 November 2015
Andrea Koch, Alex McBratney and Budiman Minasny investigate the viability of a call by the French Government in the lead up to COP21 to increase carbon in the global soil stock by 4 per cent per annum, based on Australia’s world leading regulatory approach to carbon farming. Read article
24 November 2015
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 at Indonesia's foreign policy, how the middle power has reacted to the rise of China and the country's emphasis on strong regional infrastructure. Read report
11 November 2015
In this US Studies Centre report Jürgen Haacke reviews opportunities to strengthen security-related ties between Myanmar and the United States. Haacke examines developments in Myanmar–US relations under President U Thein Sein and the Obama administration since 2011 and Myanmar's efforts to improve bilateral relations with a range of international and regional powers. Read report
VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS
CEO Simon Jackman looks at the US presidential race and whether we can expect a contested convetion in July.
Centre guest Bradford Smith, the president of the Foundation Centre, discusses philanthropy and transparency in light of a new Centre report.