Cultures of crisis: How the Asia-Pacific can lead global peace and security

Women in Asia-Pacific Security Research Seminar Series

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Are China and Russia in a defacto alliance?

A memorial lecture in honour of the late Professor Desmond Ball AO

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Professor Desmond Ball AO

SDSC team awarded $1 million grant

‘Strategic Policy for the Asia-Pacific in Transition’ program

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Niche Wars: Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014

Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014

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Xi’s Fine Words Cannot Camouflage Beijing’s Aggression

At this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, China’s President Xi Jinping warned the world of the risk of a new cold war.

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Xi Jinping

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Jean Bou

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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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Ric Smith AO PSM

Co-Chair, AusCSCAP

Richard Campbell (Ric) Smith AO PSM was born in Perth and educated at State Schools and the University of Western Australia, from which he graduated BA, B Ed. He taught in country high...

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Jochen Prantl is an Associate Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and was Deputy Director (International Engagement) for the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in 2017 to 2018. His research...

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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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Hugh White AO

Hugh White AO is Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. He has worked on Australian and regional strategic, defence and foreign...

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