Niche Wars: Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014

Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014

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Centre of Gravity Series: Educating for what? PME, the ADF and an uncertain 21st century

This Centre of Gravity paper, by two deeply experienced PME educators, offers suggestions on the road ahead for Australian PME. It emphasises the need to build...

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Xi’s Fine Words Cannot Camouflage Beijing’s Aggression

At this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, China’s President Xi Jinping warned the world of the risk of a new cold war.

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Xi Jinping

Centre of Gravity Series: Why be strong? The Swiss & Australian Responses to Fear

Defence thinkers routinely identify Australia as one of the safest countries in the world. However, Australia’s future is likely to be more dangerous and...

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Centre of Gravity Series: Why be strong? The Swiss & Australian Responses to Fear

Centre of Gravity Series: Australia’s Defence Policy after COVID-19

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM and Dr Richard Brabin Smith AO reflect on the development requirements of this new strategic policy outlook and deliver a...

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CoG #55

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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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Professor Brendan Taylor is a Professor of Strategic Studies and Deputy Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Specialising in great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, economic...

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Gregory MacCallion is a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University. He holds a PhD in International Relations from The Australian National University.

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Dr. Nina Silove is a Senior Researcher in the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich and a Research Associate at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the International...

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