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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...

David Horner and Sharon Friel photos: Stuart Hay

Fellows of distinction

17 September 2015

Three distinguished academics from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in recognition of their...

Harvard bound

Harvard bound

31 July 2015

An Australian National University (ANU) PhD graduate from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) has been awarded a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.Kalman Robertson...

Marise Payne is sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove. Image by AFP.

Defence white paper: bin it and start again

29 July 2015

The defence portfolio is a tough assignment and Marise Payne takes it on at an especially difficult time, writes HUGH WHITE. Marise Payne is as well qualified for the job of defence minister as any...

Australia-Indonesia relations: More than just management

22 July 2015

Strategic and Defence Studies Professor Hugh White discusses a new Lowy Institute paper on Australia’s turbulent relationship with Indonesia by ANU College of Asia and the Pacific researcher and...

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