OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of...

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VC's award recognises Garth Pratten who continues to inspire future thinkers

Quality education is built upon great teaching. We can all remember those teachers and supervisors who influenced our own learning.

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Operation Oboe Field trip

Alliances Adrift: Is this the end of America’s Asian alliances?

Workshops in Singapore and Manila explore the recent changes in Indo-Pacific alliance politics.

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Enhancing Australian Options in a Crisis: Shaping More Sustainable Force

Brendan Sargeant and Andrew Carr comment on the strategic shift for Australia within the context of the evolving global situation.

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Australian Defence Policy in Flux: The Perspective of Brendan Sargeant

The strategic shift from the land wars in the Middle East to the challenges of facing the 21st century authoritarian powers has recast the defense challenges...

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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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