Past events

25
Nov
2021

Partners in deterrence: US nuclear weapons and alliances in Europe and Asia

Various

Since the dawn of the atomic age, nuclear weapons have been central to the internal dynamics of US alliances in Europe and Asia. But nuclear weapons cooperation in US alliances has varied...

18
Nov
2021

Guardians of the Nation? The Indonesian military’s collective memory of defeat in East Timor

Natalie Sambhi

For the Indonesian military, the independence of East Timor in 1999 represented the end of twenty-three years of seemingly futile efforts to integrate the province into the Republic of Indonesia...

20
Oct
2021

Cultures of crisis: How the Asia-Pacific can lead global peace and security

Maria Tanyag

The Asia Pacific is predicted to have the greatest proportion of people already exposed and vulnerable to concurrent extreme weather events and the intensification of climate change-related...

Professor Desmond Ball AO
12
Oct
2021

Are China and Russia in a defacto alliance?

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb

A memorial lecture in honour of the late Professor Desmond Ball AO

Des was the leading figure in strategic studies of his generation and made a major contribution to global scholarship in...

23
Sep
2021

The evolution of an Asia-Pacific security cooperation network: Joint military exercises involving China

Kyuri Park

How has security cooperation changed in the Asia-Pacific? Regional countries have increasingly carried out security cooperation activities with China, despite the absence of formal alliance ties....

25
Aug
2021

Not your parents' Cold War: Why this time is different and more dangerous

Hugh White

It is only natural that we see the ‘new Cold War’ through the lens of the old one. But how far is the new Cold War against China like the old one against the Soviet Union?

Today’s policies...

05
Aug
2021

The politics of nuclear commemoration in Asia: The China case

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus

In the study of China’s foreign affairs, historians like to suggest that the past is always present. A ‘Century of Humiliation’ in the nineteenth century or fighting the Japanese in the 1930s and...

21
Jul
2021

Competing Strategic Imaginaries in Asia

Prof Evelyn Goh

The contemporary struggle in Asia is as much about competing strategic ‘imaginaries’ as it is about military or economic power. Geopolitics is a way of framing the world; it rests on imagining and...

19
Jul
2021

War Studies Seminar Series

James Brien

“Bricks Without Straw”: The Allies and the Beachhead Operations, November 1942-January 1943

The Australian and American operations to secure the Japanese beachheads in Papua were arguably...

23
Jun
2021

The Challenge of Warning Time in the Contemporary Strategic Environment

Paul Dibb, Richard Brabin-Smith

The government’s recent conclusion that Australia can no longer assume a warning time of 10 years for major conflict is a critical break from the defence policies of the past 50 years. It is...

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