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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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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Centre of Gravity Series: 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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Anthony Milner

Anthony Milner

Co-Chair, AusCSCAP

Tony Milner is an historian specializing on Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia and Indonesia, and on regional relations. After having been a member of the Department Of History in the...

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Stephan Frühling

Dr Stephan Frühling is a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and Associate Dean (Students and Curriculum) for the College of Asia & the Pacific. He is a Chief Investigator on the Australian...

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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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Dr Nitin Gupta is a Defence Economist at the Australian Army Research Centre and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Coral Bell School, ANU.

Prior to this, he has worked as a Senior Economist at...

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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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