It’s one thing to build war fighting capability, it’s another to build industrial capability

Graeme Dunk, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre PhD Candidate, discusses the $270 billion upgrade the defence force.

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Scott Morrison is right: we need to protect ourselves

Paul Dibb from our Department of Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the principal author of the 1987 Defence White Paper discusses the significance of...

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How to Mobilise Australia

In this multi-author edition, four leading thinkers explore issues and opportunities of mobilisation in Australia.

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CoG #52

Russia’s new strategy for nuclear war

Former Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, analyses the recently published Russian nuclear strategy document and...

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In From the Cold - Book Launch

The 25th of June marks 70 years since the outbreak of the Korean War. Join the discussion to understand what this MEANT for Australia and what it might mean...

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Garth Pratten

Dr Garth Pratten is a senior lecturer and Deputy Head of Centre, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. An historian by training, he has had a varied career having worked for the Australian Army’s Training...

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Dr Huong Le Thu

Huong Le Thu

Dr Huong Le Thu is currently a visiting fellow at the SDSC, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

Huong is interested in the effect of external interventions on the politics of state formation, identity...

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John Blaxland is Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and...

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Iain Henry

Iain D. Henry

Iain D. Henry is a Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include alliance theory and politics, Asian security, the Cold War in Asia,...

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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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