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Tony Abbott's Most Expensive Three-Word Slogan: '2 per cent' of GDP on Defence

2 November 2015

Under the Abbott government, the Defence Department was the focus of two 'three-word slogans'. The first was helping Immigration to 'stop the boats'. The second was a promise to put defence spending...

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

30 October 2015

Academics based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University (ANU), have won more than $835,000 for four projects in the latest Australian Research Council (...

US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. Image by US Pacific Fleet, sourced from Flickr.

Sea folly and US-China relations

29 October 2015

After months of increasing concerns about China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, going back to at least May, the United States decision to conduct a patrol within 12 nautical miles of...

Taipei at night.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

27 October 2015

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question. Read Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict.

ASIO building.

Secret history revealed: ASIO during the protest years

23 October 2015

The period between the end of the Menzies era and the fall of the Whitlam government shaped the type of country Australia is today but between the unprecedented street protests and political upheaval...

Anti-Vietnam demonstration in Canberra, June 1971

The Protest Years

16 October 2015

A visit by former Yugoslavian president Dzemal Bijedic to Australia in March 1973 came with a great deal of fuss attached.A few days before he was scheduled to arrive, a squad of Commonwealth Police...

Why the PLA is a paper tiger

Why the PLA is a paper tiger

15 October 2015

It’s becoming commonplace to drum up the military threat from China and belittle America’s military capabilities. Much of this commentary reminds me of statements in the mid-1980s that the former...

Defence consulted over Chinese company's Landbridge 99-year port deal, Chief Minister Adam Giles says

15 October 2015

The NT Government has moved to allay any concerns about Chinese interests taking a 99-year lease over Darwin’s port, as military tensions increase between the US and China. » Read...

Coalition airstrike on Syria.

We asked an expert why Australia has stopped bombing Syria

9 October 2015

It was revealed earlier this week that Australian forces haven't flown a mission in Syria since the Russians arrived. On Thursday the Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston downplayed...

The China-Japan relationship

2 October 2015

At the Asan Forum, Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Amy King and Tessa Morris-Suzuki debate alternative scenarios on how history will influence the future China-Japan relationship. Click here to access this...

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