The Three Lives of Makers of Modern Strategy: history, historians, and the study of war in the 20th century

This talk considers the history behind the Makers project, investigating the efforts of key individuals in creating and compiling the tomes across a forty-year...

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Napoleon

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?

Indonesia's war for independence and the birth of UN 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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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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Michael Finch

Michael Finch

Michael Finch joined the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in 2018, working both within the Centre and as part of ANU’s military studies program at the Australian Command and Staff College.

He...

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David Horner AM

Served for 25 years in the Australian Regular Army, including active service in South Vietnam; joined SDSC in 1990; Editor of the Army History Series (1994 to 2012); Head of the Australian Army’s Land Warfare...

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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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Dr Huong Le Thu

Huong Le Thu

Dr Huong Le Thu is currently a visiting fellow at the SDSC, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

Huong is interested in the effect of external interventions on the politics of state formation, identity...

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