Meet the new Director of the ANU Coral Bell School

Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs...

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A Radical New Defence Policy - Paul Dibb

Transcript of speech by Professor Paul Dibb on future challenges for Australia's Defence.

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A Radical New Defence Policy - Brendan Sargeant

Transcript of speech by Honorary Professor Brendan Sargeant on future challenges for Australia's Defence.

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A Radical New Defence Policy - Richard Brabin-Smith

Transcript of speech by Honorary Professor Richard Brabin-Smith on future challenges for Australia's Defence.

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Is the time right for Australia and Japan to become formal allies?

Should Australia and Japan sign a defence treaty to challenge China’s military rise? Luke Courtois argues that such a move would send a very poor signal to...

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Garth Pratten

Dr Garth Pratten is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. An historian by training, he has had a varied career having worked for the Australian Army’s Training Command and the Australian War...

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Allison Cadzow

Dr Allison Cadzow is a Research Associate on Serving Our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia, an ARC funded Linkage project based at the Australian National...

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Iain Henry

Iain Henry

Iain Henry is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research focuses on alliance politics, with a particular emphasis on how states...

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Ric Smith

Richard Campbell (Ric) Smith was born in Perth and educated at State Schools and the University of Western Australia, from which he graduated BA, B Ed. He taught in country high schools for three years before joining...

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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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