Canberra’s growing silence on US leadership in Asia

Sometimes what is left out of a major policy speech is as important as what is said.

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Trust in short supply when there are no shared values

Communist China is based on principles far removed from those we understand.

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Xi Jinping

Competing Pacific narratives

Joanne Wallis on the geopolitical discussions of the Pacific islands in 2018

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When Australian nuclear weapons could make sense

Stephan Frühling on the possibility of Australia acquiring nuclear weapons

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Paying for War: How to afford a future of strategic competition

Wars are expensive and how they are paid for is important for both military capacity as well as political accountability. The two main ways to pay for wars are...

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COG #47 Paying for War

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Liam began in his current role as a research assistant in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in 2018. He began his Bachelor of International Security Studies and Arts at ANU in 2016, and is currently majoring...

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Iain Henry is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research focuses on alliance politics, with a particular emphasis on how states...

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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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