Peter Dean

The Australian Way of War: strategic culture, alliances and the use of force in the antipodes

The concepts of strategic culture and the notion of a national ‘way of war’ are both widely used and hotly debated in strategic studies. However, very few studies have concentrated on defining these concepts in relation to Australia. This talk presents an updated understanding of Australian strategic culture based on some of the most recent conceptual thinking on the topic.

Between the Lines with Tom Switzer: Interview with Peter Dean- US-Australia security treaty under Donald Trump

This year marked the 65th anniversary of the security treaty between Australia and the US. It was also the 50th anniversary of the first presidential visit to Australia: LBJ on the eve of the 1966 federal election. But in the wake of the Donald Trump election is it time to cut the strings and go it alone? A new book looks at Australian perspectives and policy choices, the US role in Asia and the Pacific and the future challenges that our most important relationship may face.

The bully or the deal maker- which Donald Trump will Australia get?

With outgoing leader Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia appearing ever more threadbare, the question Australia and Asia's policymakers are asking is whether Trump can shift from isolationist and America-first rhetoric to securing opportunities for growth, trade and partnerships in the world's fastest growing region.

What will President Trump do for Australia and ANZUS?

What direction is ANZUS likely to take under President Trump? Tom Switzer is a Senior Research Fellow at the US Studies Centre and a presenter on Radio National. Peter Dean is the Acting Head of the Strategic Studies Defence Centre at ANU and the author of the new book Australia's American Alliance.

Tony Abbott's Most Expensive Three-Word Slogan: '2 per cent' of GDP on Defence

Under the Abbott government, the Defence Department was the focus of two 'three-word slogans'. The first was helping Immigration to 'stop the boats'.

The bigger challenge for the ADF’s amphibious capability

Peter Dean and Ken Gleiman’s recent paper Beyond 2017: the Australian Defence Force and amphibious warfare is undoubtedly timely.

Defence consulted over Chinese company's Landbridge 99-year port deal, Chief Minister Adam Giles says

The NT Government has moved to allay any concerns about Chinese interests taking a 99-year lease over Darwin's port, as military tensions increase between the US and China.

Looking beyond the legend

Four war historians give their insights on the significance of Gallipoli 100 years on.

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