A National Asset. 50 Years of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

This volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Strategic...

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Book cover: A National Asset

MANIS: Time for a new forum to sweeten regional cooperation

Manis is the Bahasa word for ‘sweet’. It also could symbolise a grouping of maritime partners on the southern edge of South-east Asia: Malaysia, Australia, New...

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MANIS: Time for a new forum to sweeten regional cooperation

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre celebrates 50 years

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of excellence

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Exceptional teachers honoured at ANU

Strategic & Defence Studies Centre receives two awards at the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education

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Exceptional teachers honoured at ANU

Mexican Drug Cartels and Dark-Networks: An Emerging Threat to Australia's National Security

Over the past decade Mexican drug cartels’ power and the violent struggles between them have increased exponentially. Previously Mexico, and in particular the...

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Mexican Drug Cartels and Dark-Networks: An Emerging Threat to Australia's National Security

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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Garth Pratten

Dr Garth Pratten is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. An historian by training, he has had a varied career having worked for the Australian Army’s Training Command and the Australian War...

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John Blaxland

Dr John Blaxland is a Senior Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU who writes about military history, intelligence and security and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in War Studies from the...

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David Horner FASSA

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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Joanne Wallis

Dr Joanne Wallis completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Cambridge, supported by a Poynton Cambridge Australian scholarship and Wolfson College Commonwealth studentship. She holds Master degrees in Arts (by...

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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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