2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School

The aspirations and approach of Bell School show a strong focus on research excellence, collegiality, award-winning teaching, and consistent policy impact and...

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A Korean Season of Summitry

As one of the chief investigators at an Australia-Korea Foundation policy roundtable, Dr Brendan Taylor explains the risks of conflict in Korea.

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YOLO: Insights from Thailand

How do the religious worldviews of senior officials shape the strategic thinking of Thailand’s up-and-coming leaders? Professor John Blaxland combs the data...

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Explainer: how the Australian intelligence community works

National security, intelligence and espionage have been in the headlines due to events abroad and significant developments at home. So how is intelligence...

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Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull

Why is no one debating one of the budget's biggest spends?

One of the largest and fastest growing expenditures in the federal budget, defence spending, will receive little or no debate, to the cost of our nation’s...

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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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Evelyn Goh

Professor Evelyn Goh is the convenor of GRADNAS and the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she also is Director of Research at the Strategic and Defence Studies...

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John Blaxland

John Blaxland

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John Blaxland is Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, Director of the ANU Southeast Asia Institute and, since March 2017, Head (acting) of the Strategic and Defence...

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Dr Huong Le Thu

Huong Le Thu

Dr Huong Le Thu is currently a visiting fellow at the SDSC, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

Huong is interested in the effect of external interventions on the politics of state formation, identity...

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Leszek Buszynski

Dr. Leszek Buszynski is a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC). From 1997 to 2010, he was professor of International Relations, at the International University of Japan (IUJ). From...

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