Past events

The People’s Liberation Army taking part in the Vostok 2018 military manoeuvres, Tsugol training range, Trans-Baikal Territory, Russia. Image credit: President of Russia.
18
Mar
2020

How the Geopolitical Partnership Between China and Russia Threatens the West

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE EVOLVING COVID-19 SITUATION. THIS IS A PRECAUTIONARY STEP TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND STUDENTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR...

Cover image of AFA Issue 8
17
Mar
2020

Australian Foreign Affairs Launch: Can We Trust America? A Superpower in Transition

Professor Brendan Taylor; Ms Felicity Rub; Professor Bruce Jentleson

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE EVOLVING COVID-19 SITUATION. THIS IS A PRECAUTIONARY STEP TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND STUDENTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR...

Image: A web poster of Donald J. Trump / pixabay.com
11
Mar
2020

2020 Des Ball Chair Public Lecture — Professor Bruce Jentleson

Professor Bruce W. Jentleson

SDSC Des Ball Chair Public Lecture Wednesday 11 March 2020, 5.30 – 7.00PM

“American Foreign Policy and the 2020 Presidential Election”

Professor Bruce W. Jentleson Duke University

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Image: Shanghai Nanking Road in the 1930s
04
Mar
2020

An Imported Ideology? The Neglected Endogenous Origins of Chinese and East Asian Developmentalism

Professor Eric Helleiner

Research Roundtable

East Asian developmentalism is often depicted as an ideology imported from the West. According to the most common story, the ideas of Friedrich List were imported to...

Napoleon
10
Feb
2020

The Three Lives of Makers of Modern Strategy: history, historians, and the study of war in the 20th century

Dr Michael Finch

Since its first appearance in 1943, Makers of Modern Strategy has been a key reference work for scholars and soldiers seeking to deepen their understanding of war and strategy in the modern period...

In conversation: are we heading towards a strategic crisis  over Taiwan?
05
Dec
2019

In conversation: Are we heading towards a strategic crisis over Taiwan?

Brendan Taylor, Coral Bell School; Linda Jakobson, China Matters; Hugh White, Coral Bell School; Allan Gyngell, Crawford School; Chaired by Nick Bisley, La Trobe University

Video recording of the panel discussion at National Press Club.

As the world nervously watches Hong Kong’s unravelling, a far bigger crisis is brewing only a few hundred kilometres away on...

Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The Consular Commission meeting with Dutch officials in September 1947. Australian peacekeepers Chesterman and Dyke are at the rear, right. (AWM: P03531.003)
02
Dec
2019

Indonesia's war for independence and the birth of UN peacekeeping

Dr Peter Londey, ANU

Seminar podcast.

Seventy years ago this month, on 27 December 1949, Indonesia became an independent state. Australia had played a notable diplomatic role in helping the Indonesians achieve...

Dr Kyle Haynes
27
Nov
2019

After insolvency: Retrenchment and reconciliation during great power decline

Dr Kyle Haynes, Visiting Fellow, ANU

In this seminar Dr Kyle Haynes examines how declining great powers balance the demands of competing with peer adversaries while pulling back from costly peripheral commitments. Contrary to the...

Appraising Thucydides’ Trap
14
Nov
2019

Appraising Thucydides’ Trap

Professor Steve Chan, University of Colorado, Boulder

Audio recording of the seminar.

The notion of ‘Thucydides’ Trap’ claims that the danger of war increases when a rising state approaches or overtakes a ruling state’s power. It offers the...

13
Nov
2019

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