In conversation: are we heading towards a strategic crisis over Taiwan?

As the world nervously watches Hong Kong’s unravelling, a far bigger crisis is brewing only a few hundred kilometres away on the island of Taiwan.

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In conversation: are we heading towards a strategic crisis  over Taiwan?

After insolvency: Retrenchment and reconciliation during great power decline

Dr Kyle Haynes examines how declining great powers balance the demands of competing with peer adversaries while pulling back from costly peripheral commitments.

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Dr Kyle Haynes

War Studies Seminar: Indonesia and the birth of United Nations peacekeeping

This seminar will focus on the part played in the development of UN multinational peacekeeping by the peacekeepers themselves on the ground in Indonesia.

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Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The Consular Commission meeting with Dutch officials in September 1947. Australian peacekeepers Chesterman and Dyke are at the rear, right. (AWM: P03531.003)

The Battle for Britain: Britain and the British Empire

Drawing on a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook of World War II, this seminar will explain the defensive plans and assess the...

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Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The King visits the Australian troops in the Eastern Command, United Kingdom, England, 1940.

John Gee Memorial Lecture

Professor Hugh White explores whether there could be circumstances under which Australia might in future think about getting nuclear weapons.

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Professor Hugh White, and Professor the Hon Gareth Evans

The ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. Our focus is on understanding the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs.

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Allison Cadzow

Dr Allison Cadzow is a Research Associate on Serving Our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia, an ARC funded Linkage project based at the Australian National...

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Sam Roggeveen

Sam Roggeveen is Director of Digital and a Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University.

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Joanne Wallis

Associate Professor Joanne Wallis completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Cambridge, supported by a Poynton Cambridge Australian scholarship and Wolfson College Commonwealth studentship. She holds Master...

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Greg Raymond

Greg Raymond

Dr Greg Raymond is a research fellow in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. He is currently working on a research project looking at Thailand, the United States and China. He is also converting his PhD thesis...

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Joan Beaumont

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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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