Japan bound - to launch our new dual degree

Dr Christopher Hobson is heading to Japan as the Program Convenor for our new dual degree with Ritsumeikan University.

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Why Australia Needs a Radically New Defence Policy

Three of Australia's leading strategists and defence practitioners from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre make the case for bold, new strategic thinking...

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COG #44 - Why Australia Needs A Radically New Defence Policy

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: Ambiguous Allies?

This Centre of Gravity paper argues that divergences in Australia and New Zealand’s policies and practices raise questions about the status of their alliance...

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Centre of Gravity Series - Issue 43

Australia steps up its Pacific pivot

Joanne Wallis explores why Australian strategic interest in the Pacific islands is reaching a height not seen since Australia's Regional Assistance Mission to...

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Nitin Gupta

Nitin Gupta

Dr Nitin Gupta is a Defence Economist at the Australian Army Research Centre and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Coral Bell School, ANU.

Prior to this, he has worked as a Senior Economist at...

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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.

He previously held a Professorship in Military Studies and was the Principal...

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John Gould

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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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Andrew Carr

Andrew Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include Australian foreign and defence policy, middle power theory and Asia-...

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John Blaxland

John Blaxland

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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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