Is Australia ready for regional conflict?

It has become fashionable to speculate about the risk of a coming war between China and America.

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Centre of Gravity Series: Australia and Thailand - A Strategic Reset?

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

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CoG #53

Taiwan could force us into an ANZUS-busting choice

This article was written by Paul Dibb, emeritus professor from the Strategic and Defence Stuudies Centre and a former deputy secretary of defence.

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Payne sensibly says no to Pompeo's coalition of the willing

AUSMIN Australia has avoided signing up to some new ‘coalition of the willing’. But big questions about our strategic future still await answers.

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Secretary Pompeo meets with Australian FM Marise Payne

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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John Gould

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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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Brendan Sargeant

Brendan Sargeant

Brendan Sargeant is Professor of Practice in Defence and Strategic Studies and Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University...

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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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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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Paul Dibb AM is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. Before joining the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, he had an...

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