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Recognising women voices in the Australian national security debate

Will regional powers in the Asia-Pacific have to choose between China and the United States? In Independent Ally, Shannon Tow challenges this prevailing view. She explores how one key regional power, Australia, has repeatedly developed a strong relationship with a rising power while simultaneously preserving its alliance with a dominant global power.

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

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 against the Soviet Embassy. It reveals the crucial importance of the US-Australian base at Pine Gap for monitoring Soviet military communications and why it was Moscow’s nuclear target. And he sets out how close the Soviet Union was to nuclear war with America in 1983.

Dr Tristan Moss's book launched by Major General Michael Jeffery

Former Governor General, Major General Michael Jeffery, has launched Dr Tristan Moss’s book Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951 – 1975.

New book on ‘Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy’ celebrates Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb

The Hon Kim Beazley AC together with scholars from Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU launched Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy, a series of essays honouring Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb.

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