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From Hot War to Cool Oceans: ANU Wargames at Kioloa

ANU Master of Strategic Studies students have just completed their annual weekend trip to the beautiful ANU Kioloa campus on the South Coast.

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Kioloa Beach

After American Primacy: Imagining the future of Australia's defence

After American Primacy brings together leading experts to examine the future of Australian defence policy after American primacy, plotting possible, probable...

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ASEAN Regional Forum: less might be more

Often dismissed as a "talk-shop", the significance of this existing forum in a complex and nervous Asia could grow.

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25th ASEAN Regional Forum Retreat in August 2018. Singapore (Photo: US Department of State/Flickr)

After the tragedy, attention turns to how it happened

New Zealand security authorities seem to have mainly focused on Islamist extremists and have not taken the extreme-right seriously enough.

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Police officers search the area near the Masjid Al Noor mosque after the terror attack in Christchurch. CREDIT:AP

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

Hugh White

Hugh White AO is 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 policy issues...

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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 of the Strategic and Defence Studies...

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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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Ric Smith AO PSM

Richard Campbell (Ric) Smith AO PSM was born in Perth and educated at State Schools and the University of Western Australia, from which he graduated BA, B Ed. He taught in country high schools for three years before...

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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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