Australia, defence, foreign policy, security, strategy, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, China, Asia, United States, alliances

Payne sensibly says no to Pompeo's coalition of the willing

AUSMIN Australia has avoided signing up to some new ‘coalition of the willing’. But big questions about our strategic future still await answers.

It’s one thing to build war fighting capability, it’s another to build industrial capability

Graeme Dunk, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre PhD Candidate, discusses the $270 billion upgrade the defence force.

Scott Morrison is right: we need to protect ourselves

Paul Dibb from our Department of Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the principal author of the 1987 Defence White Paper discusses the significance of this pivot in a much more pessimistic world.

Common wealth? The state of Australian foreign policy

Dr Andrew Carr from our Strategic and Defence Studies Centre discusses the need to understand the role of State Government's in shaping Australia's position in the world.

The illusion of a middle power moment

To be a middle power requires a modest disbelief in power. These states take their medium-sized resources and direct them towards big objectives. This may be reactive, searching for self-preservation in the face of a hostile larger power. It might also be proactive, trying to shape institutions and norms to build a more hospitable environment.

What Allies Want: Reconsidering Loyalty, Reliability, and Alliance Interdependence

Iain Henry, Lecturer in the Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre discusses the relationship of strategic allies.

Putin on a perilous rodeo ride of connected crises

Paul Dibb AM, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre discusses the crises Russia is facing.

Australia must get better at picking its fights with China

Hugh White AO, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre discusses how Australia’s bold defiance of Beijing has been enormously counterproductive for the relationship.

Three ARC grant successes for Bell School

Congrats to Cecila Jacob, Evelyn Goh and Stephan Fruehling on winning ARC grants.

Call for papers: Special 'Security Challenges' issue on Geoeconomics

This Special Issue will focus on the current debates on geoeconomics and economic statecraft, which necessitates new ways of conceptualising global challenges.

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