Are China and Russia in a defacto alliance?

A memorial lecture in honour of the late Professor Desmond Ball AO

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Professor Desmond Ball AO

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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The ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. Our focus is on understanding the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs.

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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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Nitin Gupta

Nitin Gupta

Dr Nitin Gupta is a Defence Economist at the Australian Army Research Centre and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Coral Bell School, ANU.

Prior to this, he has worked as a Senior Economist at...

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John Gould

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John was a full-time Australian Army Officer for 32 years, serving in the Afghanistan War (2006, 2009), and East Timor (1999) and Solomon Islands (2000) conflicts. His overseas exchanges...

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Andrew Carr

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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Jean Bou

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Dr Bou is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and is based at the Australian War College, where he teaches in the Military Studies Program. A historian, he is a graduate of...

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