ASEAN must provide vision: former Indonesian foreign minister

Former Indonesian foreign minister Dr Marty Natalegawa has challenged the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to provide leadership and vision or risk...

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Asian security scholars launch new international exchange program

Pilot program for international exchange between Asian security scholars.

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From Dependency to Armed Neutrality: Future Options for Australian National Security

Security commentators have been disappointedly silent on the other security risk (besides the rise of China) that Australia must address: climate change.

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Who is watching the watchers? It's a bureaucratic maze

Guarding Australia in an alphabet soup of spy organisations, Australia needs a new National Security Adviser to balance competing advice with clear strategy.

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Three ARC grant successes for Bell School

Congrats to Cecila Jacob, Evelyn Goh and Stephan Fruehling on winning ARC grants.

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Andrew Carr

Andrew Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include Australian foreign and defence policy, middle power theory and Asia-...

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Liam Brewin-Higgins

Liam Brewin-Higgins

Liam began in his current role as a research assistant in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in 2018. He began his Bachelor of International Security Studies and Arts at ANU in 2016, and is currently majoring...

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Garth Pratten

Dr Garth Pratten is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. An historian by training, he has had a varied career having worked for the Australian Army’s Training Command and the Australian War...

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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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Adam Ni

Adam Ni

Mr Adam Ni is a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University. His areas of interest include China’s international relations, strategy and security issues. He has worked...

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