The ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. Our focus is on understanding the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs.
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If we strike a deal with Japan, we're buying more than submarines
Asian power politics must be factored into any defence contract decisions, writes Hugh White.
After the Defence White Paper, it's time we talked about war with China
After the Defence White Paper, it's time we talked about war with China, writes Hugh White.
For a hundred years, humans have had the capacity to attack each other with devastating chemical weapons. Seven decades ago, mankind unlocked the secret of the nuclear bomb.
With an Asia transformed by the rise of China and India, and a world preoccupied with security issues, the current century has been defined by global strategic challenges. At the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, you can acquire the analytical frameworks you need to understand the complexity of this contemporary strategic environment, and Australia's place in it.