defence policy

Centre of Gravity Series: Australia and Thailand - A Strategic Reset?

In this multi-author edition of the Centre of Gravity series, co-editors William Tow and Suphat Suphachalasai work with leading strategic thinkers to explore the relationship between Australia and

Centre of Gravity Series: How to Mobilise Australia

In this multi-author edition of the Centre of Gravity series, four leading thinkers explore issues and opportunities of mobilisation in Australia.

Australian Defence Policy in Flux: The Perspective of Brendan Sargeant

The strategic shift from the land wars in the Middle East to the challenges of facing the 21st century authoritarian powers has recast the defense challenges facing the liberal democracies.

Why Australia Needs a Radically New Defence Policy

In this Centre of Gravity paper, three of Australia’s leading strategists and defence practitioners from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, Honorary Profe

New security reality demands new Australian policy

Australia’s international security outlook is starting to look very threatening, as Paul Dibb explains in The Strategist.

Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Essays in honour of Paul Dibb

China and international security: A dialogue with distinguished Chinese scholars

A public forum organised by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU featuring

Q&A: Hugh White - How to defend Australia

Australia’s defence policy has always been a tight focus for Emeritus Professor Hugh White AO, although he has approached it from many different angles during his diverse career as an intelligence analyst, journalist, ministerial staffer, senior public servant, think-tanker and academic. He spoke to Olivia Wenholz.

Enhancing Australian Options in a Crisis: Shaping More Sustainable Force

Brendan Sargeant and Andrew Carr comment on the strategic shift for Australia within the context of the evolving global situation.

Why Australia Needs a Radically New Defence Policy

Australia faces a potentially dangerous strategic outlook, which requires radical changes to the country’s defence policy. For the first time since the Second World War, there is now the prospect of a potential adversary, with whom we do not share values, operating in our neighbourhood and capable of threatening us with high intensity conflict.

This public lecture will discuss the following key defence policy issues:


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