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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Ron Huisken

Editor, CSCAP Regional Security Outlook (CRSO)

Dr. Ron Huisken is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. He has had a distinguished career in foreign affairs working as a...

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Nitin Gupta

Nitin Gupta

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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Evelyn Goh

Professor Evelyn Goh is the convenor of GRADNAS and the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she also is Director of Research at the Strategic and Defence Studies...

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Geoffrey Gray

Geoffrey Gray is an Academic Visitor within the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. His published books include: The Resurgence of Racism: Howard, Hanson and the Race Debate, Geoffrey Gray and Christine Winter (...

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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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