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China’s quest for techno-military supremacy

China’s Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter has officially entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

Being a good neighbour: Australia in Asia

Australia 360: A panel of academics from the SDSC discuss Australia’s relationships with its neighbours.

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360 event last Tuesday, a panel of academics broke down Australia’s key regional relationships, starting in Southeast Asia.

"The Death of this Security Norm is greatly exaggerated": Beyond the Violation/Compliance Dichotomy

Our current understanding of the ‘death’ of important norms governing international security is both empirically and theoretically flawed. The literature has argued that a wide range of norms – such as those against torture, mercenary use, or unrestricted submarine warfare – are either ‘dead’ or under significant challenge. It suggests that the key cause of norm death is widespread violation. Yet, this claim is problematic because, for methodological reasons, these mainly constructivist studies tend to focus on single norms and measure their strength using degree of compliance.

Thai Military Power

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 has little military power.

Why is this?

Call for papers: Special issue on Women, Leadership and National Security

The Security Challenges Journal calls for papers for a special edition on Women and National Security.

Why Moriarty is a good choice for Defence Secretary

Professor John Blaxland shares his thoughts on why he thinks Greg Moriarty is a good choice for Secretary of the Department of Defence.

How popular culture gets Australian spy work wrong

The cloak-and-dagger exploits of characters like James Bond and Jason Bourne have shaped our cultural idea of spy work. But these films, made mostly in the US and UK, have little to do with the reality of Australian intelligence.

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