Tenets of Thailand’s ASEAN engagement

ASEAN member states have different perspectives on the significance of the grouping. As one of the founder member states, the second largest economy and a...

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ASIS Director-General launches new book - 'Intelligence and the Function of Government'

Paul Symon launches a new book which captures the essence of intelligence: its history in Australia, the difficulties of getting it right, and the challenges...

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ASIS Director General Paul Symon AO, Prof John Blaxland, Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr Daniel Baldino

Special welcome for Master of Strategic Studies students

On 20 February 2018, the ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Greg Moriarty welcomed new students to the...

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Greg Moriarty speaks to incoming students at Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

Envisioning Australia in Asia without America may be a controversial thesis to some, but for Hugh White in his latest Quarterly Essay, it is common-sense.

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Professor Hugh White

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the north

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the North

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Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb

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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Brendan Taylor

Dr Brendan Taylor is an Associate Professor at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Specialising in great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, economic sanctions and regional security architecture...

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Adam Ni

Adam is a researcher in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, at The Australian National University. His main areas of interest include China’s foreign and...

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Nina Silove is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on grand strategy, strategic planning, and U.S. policy toward...

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Professor Emerita Joan Beaumont is an internationally recognised historian of Australia in the two world wars, Australian defence and foreign policy, the history of prisoners of war and the...

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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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