Why Russia remains relevant

Paul Dibb launches his new book 'Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the Threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia Today'

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Dennis Richardson, Paul Dibb and Michael Wesley at book launch

Slow-burning China crisis the birth of a new order

Getting on with China now involves a learning curve for Australia as Beijing probes and coerces to test this new strategic environment.

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Why China isn't planning to storm Taiwan's beaches

China’s navy has grown dramatically over the past two decades, but with one surprising exception: its amphibious forces.

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Type 071 Yuzhao Class amphibious Transport Dock

2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School

The aspirations and approach of Bell School show a strong focus on research excellence, collegiality, award-winning teaching, and consistent policy impact and...

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A Korean Season of Summitry

As one of the chief investigators at an Australia-Korea Foundation policy roundtable, Dr Brendan Taylor explains the risks of conflict in Korea.

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Jean Bou

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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...

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Liam Brewin-Higgins

Liam Brewin-Higgins

Liam began in his current role as a research assistant in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in 2018. He began his Bachelor of International Security Studies and Arts at ANU in 2016, and is currently majoring...

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Bates Gill

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From 2012 to 2015 Dr. Gill was the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to this, he was Director and chief executive of the Stockholm...

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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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John Blaxland is Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, Director of the ANU Southeast Asia Institute and, since March 2017, Head (acting) of the Strategic and Defence...

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