ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

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China v US: Who needs allies?

China’s only ally, they say, is North Korea, while America has an entire alliance system encompassing many key regional states, as well as a wider circle of...

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews Japanese troops with Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada in Tokyo, 4 Feb, 2017. (Photo:US Dept of Defense)

Recognising women voices in the Australian national security debate

Will regional powers in the Asia-Pacific have to choose between China and the United States? In Independent Ally, Shannon Tow challenges this prevailing view....

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Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast...

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Has ASEAN given up on tackling the South China Sea issue?

Huong Le Thu writes that the current consensus suggests that ASEAN given up on tackling the South China Sea issue.

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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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Bates Gill

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From 2012 to 2015 Dr. Gill was the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this, he was Director and chief executive of the Stockholm...

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Stephan Frühling

Dr Stephan Frühling is an Associate Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and Associate Dean (Students and Curriculum) for the College of Asia & the Pacific. He is a Chief Investigator on the...

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Daniel Marston

Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS holds a Professorship in Military Studies and is also the Principal of the Military and Defence Studies Program at the Australian Command & Staff College in...

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Amy King

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University, with particular expertise in Chinese foreign and security policy, China-Japan relations, and the economics-...

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