Past events

tanaka portrait, kim jong un and moon jae in hugging
14
Jun
2018

Security in Northeast Asia: Looking forward to the next two decades

Hitoshi Tanaka

Northeast Asia is the most dynamic economic region of the world and one of its most geopolitically sensitive and troubled. The recent breakthroughs of the inter-Korean summits and (putative at the...

12
Jun
2018

Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the Threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia Today

Dennis Richardson, AO; Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Paul Dibb, AM

Paul Dibb’s book is a unique Cold War memoir that gives insights into how Australia saw the threat from the Soviet Union in terms of both national intelligence assessments and ASIO’s operations...

Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in, and Kim Jong Un
30
Apr
2018

Unravelling the Inter-Korean Summit

Jong-Sung You, Lauren Richardson, Min-hyoung Park

LIVESTREAMED from 3.45pm Mon 30th April

If you missed out on a ticket to this sold out event, don’t worry, you can watch it on Facebook Live - livestreamed on our ANU Coral Bell School...

Sheffield and soldiers
23
Apr
2018

Morale and Combat Motivation of British and Anzac Troops at Gallipoli

Gary Sheffield,University of Wolverhampton

How well did the morale of soldiers at Gallipoli bear up when fighting in the appalling conditions of the Gallipoli campaign? Did they fight for King and Empire, for their mates, for home, or for...

Soldier with peace sign on hand
19
Apr
2018

"The Death of this Security Norm is greatly exaggerated": Beyond the Violation/Compliance Dichotomy

Sarah Percy, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland

Our current understanding of the ‘death’ of important norms governing international security is both empirically and theoretically flawed. The literature has argued that a wide range of norms –...

Nyrambla House, Ascot: The Headquarters of the Central Bureau from 1942-1945
09
Apr
2018

Central Bureau and Australia’s Code-Breaking operations in the Second World War

David Dufty

Nyrambla House, Ascot: The Headquarters of the Central Bureau from 1942-1945

During the Second World War, Australia was home to a large, secret code-breaking organisation named Central...

19
Mar
2018

Intelligence and the Function of Government

Paul Symon AO, Director-General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service

The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Paul Symon AO, will launch the book Intelligence and the Function of Government (MUP) by Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr Daniel...

Thai Military Power_book launch_image 440x220
08
Mar
2018

Thai Military Power

Michael Wesley, Gregory Raymond

At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand...

US Navy aircraft image
05
Mar
2018

Transition Point: Embracing the 4th Age of War

Dr Albert Palazzo

The arrival of the 4th Industrial Age compels states (or non-states) to reinterpret the character of war. They need to discard the obsolete features of 3rd Industrial Age warfare and embrace the...

12
Feb
2018

Unwinnable Wars: Afghanistan and the Limits of Western Military Power

Professor Theo Farrell, The University of Wollongong

At sixteen years and counting, Afghanistan is the longest war for western states of the post-Cold War period, and NATO’s first overseas war. At its height, the US and its NATO allies deployed 130,...

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