Why India isn’t going to save Australia from China’s power

BY HUGH WHITE AO Will India save us from China? The Indo-Pacific concept that now lies at the heart of Australia’s foreign policy assumes that it will.

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India Republic Day Members of the Indian military band take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, 22 January 2019 (Photo: REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis).

CoG #51 - Fresh Perspectives in Security

In this multi-author edition, we have asked six of Australia’s most innovative scholars to challenge our thinking and present a fresh perspective.

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CoG #51

Indonesia's war for independence and the birth of UN peacekeeping

This seminar will focus on the part played in the development of UN multinational peacekeeping by the peacekeepers themselves on the ground in Indonesia.

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Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The Consular Commission meeting with Dutch officials in September 1947. Australian peacekeepers Chesterman and Dyke are at the rear, right. (AWM: P03531.003)

The Battle for Britain: Britain and the British Empire

Drawing on a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook of World War II, this seminar will explain the defensive plans and assess the...

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Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The King visits the Australian troops in the Eastern Command, United Kingdom, England, 1940.

John Gee Memorial Lecture

Professor Hugh White explores whether there could be circumstances under which Australia might in future think about getting nuclear weapons.

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Professor Hugh White, and Professor the Hon Gareth Evans

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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Hugh White AO

Hugh White AO is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. He has worked on Australian and regional strategic, defence and foreign...

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David Horner AM

Served for 25 years in the Australian Regular Army, including active service in South Vietnam; joined SDSC in 1990; Editor of the Army History Series (1994 to 2012); Head of the Australian Army’s Land Warfare...

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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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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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