Past events

23
Sep
2021

The evolution of an Asia-Pacific security cooperation network: Joint military exercises involving China

Kyuri Park

How has security cooperation changed in the Asia-Pacific? Regional countries have increasingly carried out security cooperation activities with China, despite the absence of formal alliance ties....

25
Aug
2021

Not your parents' Cold War: Why this time is different and more dangerous

Hugh White

It is only natural that we see the ‘new Cold War’ through the lens of the old one. But how far is the new Cold War against China like the old one against the Soviet Union?

Today’s policies...

05
Aug
2021

The politics of nuclear commemoration in Asia: The China case

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus

In the study of China’s foreign affairs, historians like to suggest that the past is always present. A ‘Century of Humiliation’ in the nineteenth century or fighting the Japanese in the 1930s and...

21
Jul
2021

Competing Strategic Imaginaries in Asia

Prof Evelyn Goh

The contemporary struggle in Asia is as much about competing strategic ‘imaginaries’ as it is about military or economic power. Geopolitics is a way of framing the world; it rests on imagining and...

19
Jul
2021

War Studies Seminar Series

James Brien

“Bricks Without Straw”: The Allies and the Beachhead Operations, November 1942-January 1943

The Australian and American operations to secure the Japanese beachheads in Papua were arguably...

23
Jun
2021

The Challenge of Warning Time in the Contemporary Strategic Environment

Paul Dibb, Richard Brabin-Smith

The government’s recent conclusion that Australia can no longer assume a warning time of 10 years for major conflict is a critical break from the defence policies of the past 50 years. It is...

16
Jun
2021

A Tale in Two Books: China and the United Nations

Emeritus Professor Rosemary Foot, Associate Professor Courtney Foot

Join us for an interactive discussion with the authors of two important recent books:

Rosemary FootChina, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image (OUP, 2020)

Courtney...

07
Jun
2021

The quiet war: Censorship, propaganda and Australian prisoners of the Japanese

Dr Emily Robertson

During the First World War, Australian propaganda was dominated by stories about German atrocities against the Belgians. An attempt to follow suit with a similar approach about Japanese atrocities...

19
May
2021

Challenges to Australia's strategic imagination

Brendan Sargeant

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) presents a public lecture series to stimulate public discussion on major challenges relating to Australia’s strategic and defence policy and to...

29
Apr
2021

What’s So Special about Asian Security? Dealing with Non-state Actors and Non-traditional Security

Various speakers

Are the security landscape and dynamics in Asia significantly different compared to those in other world regions? Is there anything ‘special’ about Asian security that necessitates alterations or...

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