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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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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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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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 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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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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Geoffrey Gray

Geoffrey Gray is an Academic Visitor within the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. His published books include: The Resurgence of Racism: Howard, Hanson and the Race Debate, Geoffrey Gray and Christine Winter (...

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