A Geostrategic SWOT Analysis for Australia

A spectrum of potentially existential matters face the nation and the world.This paper critically reflects on the circumstances Australia and its neighbours...

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COG#49 SWOT Analysis

Australia’s one step forward, two steps back in the Pacific

While Australia is set to implement several meaningful labour mobility, security and diplomatic initiatives, simultaneously counterproductive domestically...

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China Debate: John Mearsheimer vs Hugh White

There is going to be an intense strategic rivalry between our major trading partner (china) and our major strategic ally (US).

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Security in 'Society 5.0'

As Japan moves toward Society 5.0, there is a need for a much more transparent accounting of the possible downsides surrounding this transition, and further...

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Scholarship for Asia-Pacific research

The Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant is now open. Applications close Sun 9 June 2019.

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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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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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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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Hugh White AO is 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 policy issues...

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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 schools for three years before...

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Dr. Leszek Buszynski is a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC). From 1997 to 2010, he was professor of International Relations, at the International University of Japan (IUJ). From...

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