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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...

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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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Taiwan could force us into an ANZUS-busting choice

9 August 2020

Last week on this page, former prime minister Tony Abbott argued about a Taiwan under threat that it is hard to see “how Australia could (or should) stand aside from assisting a fellow liberal...

Secretary Pompeo meets with Australian FM Marise Payne

Payne sensibly says no to Pompeo's coalition of the willing

30 July 2020

Marise Payne was right when she said, before heading off for Washington this week, that this year’s annual AUSMIN meeting was set to be the most important in years. It turned out to be very...

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It’s one thing to build war fighting capability, it’s another to build industrial capability

7 July 2020

Amid fanfare last week at the start of the new financial year the government promised to invest A$270 billion over a decade to upgrade the defence force. It said a side benefit would be a stronger...

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Scott Morrison is right: we need to protect ourselves

7 July 2020

This week Scott Morrison announced the most important changes to Australia’s defence policy since the end of World War II. Previous military crises in places such as Korea and Vietnam and the...

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Russia’s new strategy for nuclear war

25 June 2020

Russia has published an official executive order (ukaz) titled ‘Basic principles of state policy of the Russian Federation on nuclear deterrence’. It entered into force on 2 June when it was signed...

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