Is Australia ready for regional conflict?

It has become fashionable to speculate about the risk of a coming war between China and America.

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Centre of Gravity Series: Australia and Thailand - A Strategic Reset?

In this multi-author edition, four leading thinkers explore issues and opportunities of mobilisation in Australia.

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CoG #53

Taiwan could force us into an ANZUS-busting choice

This article was written by Paul Dibb, emeritus professor from the Strategic and Defence Stuudies Centre and a former deputy secretary of defence.

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Payne sensibly says no to Pompeo's coalition of the willing

AUSMIN Australia has avoided signing up to some new ‘coalition of the willing’. But big questions about our strategic future still await answers.

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Secretary Pompeo meets with Australian FM Marise Payne

It’s one thing to build war fighting capability, it’s another to build industrial capability

Graeme Dunk, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre PhD Candidate, discusses the $270 billion upgrade the defence force.

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Evelyn Goh

Professor Evelyn Goh is the convenor of GRADNAS and the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she also is Director of Research at the Strategic and Defence Studies...

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David Horner AM

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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Meighen McCrae is a Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. An historian of international history and the history of war, her main research areas are the way...

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Iain D. Henry is a Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include alliance theory and politics, Asian security, the Cold War in Asia,...

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Daniel Marston

Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS is an Honorary Professor at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

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