Top intelligence analyst has second thoughts on Pine Gap

Use of drones for counter-terrorism causes rethink.

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Australia's security lies in ASEAN ties

Australia’s regional partners in the ASEAN forum must unify to keep peace in Asia.

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Abe visit to Australia raises Chinese antenna

Closer ties could have China on edge, warns expert.

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Bad film review unlikely to flame war

When North Korea threatens to unleash a 'merciless response' over a film that pokes fun at its regime, is it likely to keep its word?

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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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2014

Intelligence is the key: only fools will rush into Iraq- Hugh White

Our politics works in odd ways when there is a choice to be made about sending armed forces off t

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2014

Reactionary Australian intervention is not the answer in the Middle East - Dr John Blaxland

In contemplating what more Australia could do in support of the American-led efforts against the

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Aug
2014

Syrian Rebels Back US airstrikes on IS - Discussion with Dr John Blaxland

Islamic State fighters have executed 'dozens' of Syrian soldiers it captured during its storming

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Video

In this talk, Professor Paul Dibb examines what are the risks of war between China and the US. He analyses potential crises over North Korea, Taiwan and in the East and South China Seas. Dibb concludes with a discussion about the rise of China and the decline of America and what this means for Australia's defence policy.

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