Publications

Global Mattis: The new secretary of defense

24 January 2017

This research brief looks at one of President Donald Trump's major appointments to his new administration — Secretary of Defense James Mattis. USSC research fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone looks at the history of Mattis, areas of agreement and potential friction points with President Trump, and the impact of their potential policy directions for Australia. Read research brief

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Work in progress: Donald Trump’s Asia team

24 January 2017

USSC research fellow Ashley Townshend looks at the officials who'll be responsible for designing and coordinating President Donald Trump's Asia policy. Townshend writes that Trump's Asia team is shaping up to reflect his hawkish stance towards China on trade and security. This is one of three briefs published by the US Studies Centre looking at Trump's new administration. Read research brief

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No puppet: Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

24 January 2017

This research brief looks at one of President Donald Trump's major appointments to his new administration — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. USSC research fellow Dougal Robinson looks at the history of Tillerson, areas of agreement and potential friction points with President Trump, and the impact of their potential policy directions for Australia. Read research brief

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

James Brown

Australia in firing line if US and China go to war

Associate Professor James Brown says Australia faces some tough decisions if tensions escalate between the US and China.


Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

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