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SDSC team awarded $1 million grant

2 July 2021

As Australia faces growing strategic uncertainty, preparing and educating the next generation of strategic leaders is an urgent necessity. Along with its internationally recognised research and...

SDSC Lecture Series 2021

19 May 2021

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) presents a Public Lecture Series to stimulate public discussion on major challenges relating to Australia’s strategic and defence policy, and to...

A war over Taiwan would be nothing like Afghanistan

25 April 2021

If Taiwan triggers a military conflict, the PM will need to think harder about Australia’s strategic habit of going to war whenever America does. War is not an end in itself. It can only ever be...

Xi Jinping

Xi’s fine words cannot camouflage Beijing’s aggression

28 January 2021

At this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, China’s President Xi Jinping warned the world of the risk of a new cold war. True to form, he dangles all sorts of incentives if only we...

Tian’anmen Square, China

How should we deal with an aggressive China?

7 December 2020

The rise of an assertive China is the dominant feature of Australia’s strategic environment. The possibility of us being threatened, directly or indirectly, by a rising China can no longer be ignored...

Picture of ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Students, Professor Toni Erskine, Professor Gregory Raymond and Bina D'Costa

ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program

22 November 2020

The ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program (AADPSP) is an innovative program that commenced in 2019, with its inaugural intake of Defence officials from Southeast Asia and Australia...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and President Trump shaking hands

No matter who wins the US election, the alliance will be the keystone of our defence planning

3 November 2020

No matter who is elected United States president, the alliance between our two nations remains the wellspring of our security. This is because — contrary to the views of so many Australian...

Professor Evelyn Goh

Women in Asia-Pacific Security Research Seminar Series 2020-21

23 October 2020

Exceptional research from women academics working in international security will be highlighted in a new seminar series. Professor Evelyn Goh has been awarded an ANU Gender Institute Grant 2020-21...

President Kagame received by President Xi Jinping of China | Beijing, 17 March 2017

Back to the drawing board on our survival strategy

19 October 2020

Scott Morrison was not exaggerating back in July when he compared Australia’s strategic circumstances today with the late 1930s and the lead-up to World War II. Back then a rising regional power...

Is Australia ready for regional conflict?

21 September 2020

It has become fashionable to speculate about the risk of a coming war between China and America. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd, in a recent article in Foreign Policy titled Beware the Guns of...

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