Past events

27
Sep
2018

Why Australia Needs a Radically New Defence Policy

Paul Dibb, Dr Richard Brabin-Smith AO, Brendan Sargeant & Dr Toni Erskine

Australia faces a potentially dangerous strategic outlook, which requires radical changes to the country’s defence policy. For the first time since the Second World War, there is now the prospect...

24
Sep
2018

The Tokyo Tribunal — 70th Anniversary of the Judgment on Japan’s War Leaders

Professor Robert Cribb, Dr Kirsten Sellars, Professor Neil Boister, Professor John Blaxland

At the post-war Tokyo Tribunal, the Allied powers charged Japanese leaders with waging aggressive war and committing war crimes against prisoners-ofwar and civilians. This trial, presided over by...

12
Sep
2018

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: Ambiguous Allies?

Dr Joanne Wallis, Dr Anna Powles, Dr Tess Newton Cain

Australia and New Zealand are often assumed to be as close as any two states in the international system; the Australian government describes them as ‘natural allies’ and the New Zealand...

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28
Aug
2018

Death of Huawei's 5G bid: Technological Entanglement & Information Security

Sarah Logan - UNSW; Tom Uren - ASPI; Prof Roger Bradbury - National Security College, ANU.

The Australian Government has just effectively banned Huawei from participating in the building of the country’s next-generation 5G mobile network.

A joint media release by the...

25
Jun
2018

SDSC War Studies Seminar: An Australian Band of Brothers

Dr Mark Johnston

In his most recent book, An Australian Band of Brothers, Dr Mark Johnston tells the story of Don Company of the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion – part of the 9th Division, which sustained...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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