New home affairs department seems to be more about politics than reform

The rationale seems to conflate the important intelligence review with an inadequately justified rearrangement of federal government agencies, writes Professor...

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Peter Dutton (right) is set to assume responsibility for the newly created home affairs portfolio. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Prospects for the Rules-Based Global Order

This new Centre of Gravity Paper by Greg Raymond, Hitoshi Nasu, See Seng Tan and Rob McLaughlin examines the idea of a ‘Rules Based Global Order’. It brings a...

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ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

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China v US: Who needs allies?

China’s only ally, they say, is North Korea, while America has an entire alliance system encompassing many key regional states, as well as a wider circle of...

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reviews Japanese troops with Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada in Tokyo, 4 Feb, 2017. (Photo:US Dept of Defense)

Recognising women voices in the Australian national security debate

Will regional powers in the Asia-Pacific have to choose between China and the United States? In Independent Ally, Shannon Tow challenges this prevailing view....

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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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Leszek Buszynski

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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Amy King

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University, with particular expertise in Chinese foreign and security policy, China-Japan relations, and the economics-...

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Geoffrey Gray

Geoffrey Gray is an Academic Visitor within the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. His published books include: The Resurgence of Racism: Howard, Hanson and the Race Debate, Geoffrey Gray and Christine Winter (...

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Joanne Wallis

Dr Joanne Wallis completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Cambridge, supported by a Poynton Cambridge Australian scholarship and Wolfson College Commonwealth studentship. She holds Master degrees in Arts (by...

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