MANIS: Time for a new forum to sweeten regional cooperation

Manis is the Bahasa word for ‘sweet’. It also could symbolise a grouping of maritime partners on the southern edge of South-east Asia: Malaysia, Australia, New...

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MANIS: Time for a new forum to sweeten regional cooperation

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre celebrates 50 years

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of excellence

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Exceptional teachers honoured at ANU

Strategic & Defence Studies Centre receives two awards at the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education

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Exceptional teachers honoured at ANU

Mexican Drug Cartels and Dark-Networks: An Emerging Threat to Australia's National Security

Over the past decade Mexican drug cartels’ power and the violent struggles between them have increased exponentially. Previously Mexico, and in particular the...

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Mexican Drug Cartels and Dark-Networks: An Emerging Threat to Australia's National Security

Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much...

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Geography, power, strategy and defence policy by emeritus professor Paul Dibb.

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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Daniel Marston

Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS holds a Professorship in Military Studies and is also the Principal of the Military and Defence Studies Program at the Australian Command & Staff College in...

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David Horner FASSA

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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Desmond Ball

Head of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (1984-91); personal chair in RSPAS (1987); FASSA (1986); member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (1995-2001); Co-chairman...

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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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