ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre tops think tank list

The ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) has again been ranked as Australia's leading university-based think tank, as well as Top 3 Best Government Affiliated Think Tanks in Australia, and one of the top 10 think tanks across South East Asia.

The Index, compiled by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program based at the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, acknowledges the important contributions made by think tanks worldwide.

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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

From simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between China and Pacific Island nations – the Asia-Pacific region is a rapidly-changing region presenting serious challenges for policymakers.

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First-hand transformation

ANU students witness and contribute to Myanmar’s social and political developments.

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The Levant Crisis: Syria, Iraq and the Region: Listen to the podcast

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and displaced millions, with dire economic, social and political implications not just for Syrians, but neighbouring countries, the region, and wider international community.

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Departments & Projects

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The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University houses the world’s foremost collection of experts working on the international, political, societal, and strategic affairs of Asia and the Pacific.

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Experience world-class education through our graduate programs in diplomacy, international relations, strategic studies and military studies. We also offer a range of undergraduate courses on the politics and societies of Asia and the Pacific.




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