SDSC team awarded $1 million grant

‘Strategic Policy for the Asia-Pacific in Transition’ program

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Niche Wars: Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014

Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014

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Xi’s Fine Words Cannot Camouflage Beijing’s Aggression

At this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, China’s President Xi Jinping warned the world of the risk of a new cold war.

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Xi Jinping

Centre of Gravity Series: Why be strong? The Swiss & Australian Responses to Fear

Defence thinkers routinely identify Australia as one of the safest countries in the world. However, Australia’s future is likely to be more dangerous and...

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Centre of Gravity Series: Why be strong? The Swiss & Australian Responses to Fear

Centre of Gravity Series: Australia’s Defence Policy after COVID-19

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM and Dr Richard Brabin Smith AO reflect on the development requirements of this new strategic policy outlook and deliver a...

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Brendan Taylor

Brendan Taylor is Professor of Strategic Studies at SDSC and Deputy Director at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. He is a specialist on great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, East Asian ‘...

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Meighen McCrae

Meighen McCrae is a Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. An historian of international history and the history of war, her main research areas are the way...

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Andrew Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include Australian foreign and defence policy, middle power theory and Asia-...

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Richard Campbell (Ric) Smith AO PSM was born in Perth and educated at State Schools and the University of Western Australia, from which he graduated BA, B Ed. He taught in country high...

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Dr Gregory Raymond is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the author of Thai Military Power: a Culture of Strategic Accommodation (NIAS Press, 2018). His work has been published in leading...

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