Finding a Way Forward: Strategic Diplomacy in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia is rife with potential conflict, given US-China great power rivalry, ongoing differences over interpretations of history between Korea and Japan...

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GlobalAsia- Winter 2016 Cover Story

United Nations Association of Australia Academic Network

APCD hosted a workshop of the Academic Network of the United Nations Association of Australia

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War in the Sand Pit: Perspectives and Lessons from Australia’s War in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001-2014

In the wake of al-Qaeda’s attacks on the United States in September 2001 Australia embarked on a military-led campaign in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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ANU graduates rated Australia's most employable

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers...

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Professor Evelyn Goh appointed to Network of Global Future Councils

Professor Evelyn Goh has been appointed to the Network of Global Future Councils.

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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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Jean Bou

Dr Bou is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and is based at the Australian Command and Staff College, where he teaches in the Military Studies Program. A historian, he is a graduate of the...

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Amy King

I am a Lecturer in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University. My research focuses on the China-Japan relationship, Chinese foreign and security policy, and the role of ideas in...

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Brendan Taylor

Dr Brendan Taylor is a specialist on great power strategic relations in the Asia–Pacific, economic sanctions and Asian security architecture. His work has featured in such leading academic journals as International...

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Joan Beaumont

Professor Joan Beaumont is an internationally recognized historian of Australia in the two world wars, Australian defence and foreign policy, the history of prisoners of war and the memory and heritage of war. Her...

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David Horner

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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