Australia and the United States in Antarctica: Warm partners on the coldest continent

6 December 2016

Following an historic visit to Antarctica by US Secretary of State John Kerry and ahead of an expected visit by Australia's Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, a new policy brief released by the US Studies Centre examines the importance of future US Antarctic research and Australia's potential role in its continuation. Read report

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Against complacency: Risks and opportunities for the Australia-US alliance

19 October 2016

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. Read report

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Women at work: Australia and the United States

5 October 2016

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 to a new report released by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Read report

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Growing the Australian Innovation Economy

8 September 2016

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 the United States-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems conducted in May, which took Australian city-shapers to San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia to examine emerging and established innovation ecosystems and economies. Read online

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Dow Sustainability Program: Final Report

1 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 outcomes of this six-year program in five main areas: alternative transport fuels, soil carbon and soil security, sustainable management of surface and groundwater, the water/energy nexus in a carbon-constrained world, and the urban environment. Read report

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Australia, India and the United States: The Challenge of Forging New Alignments in the Indo-Pacific

25 August 2016

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 Centre at the University of Sydney. Read report

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The Dynamics of US-China-Southeast Asia Relations

22 June 2016

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 and Southeast Asia, and provides recommendations for the incoming US administration and Congress. This study builds on earlier research released by the USSC and is the culmination of the two-year project, Emerging US Security Partnerships in Southeast Asia, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Read report

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The Asian Research Network: Survey on America's role in the Asia-Pacific

8 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 in the Asia-Pacific. The report reveals a complex picture of public attitudes in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea on issues of trade, the US-China relationship, the likelihood of conflict in the region, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and how each country views its neighbours. Read report

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The US and China: a mature and interdependent relationship

10 May 2016

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 US-China relationship is politically mature and based on deep interdependence, leadership matters. The United States and China have a strong record in skilfully managing crises but the risk of an incident at sea or in the air between the countries’ militaries is real and needs to be taken seriously. Read report

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US Foundation Funding in Australia

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

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