Australia can change Asia for the better

Even on issues as divisive as the death penalty, Australia can effect change in the region - it just needs the ideas, arguments and resilience to see it through.

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Andrew Chan (left) and Myuran Sukumaran - two Australians facing imminent execution in Indonesia. Photo by AFP.

Is Australia's engagement with Asia over?

A new book on Australia’s role in Asia finds the country has moved to a new phase in its relationships with the region.

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When bad politics can lead to good policy

Australia's new submarines decision shows that sometimes bad politics leads to good policy, writes ANDREW CARR.

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Reaping the rewards of research

Strongly connected to the migrant experience while growing up, a PhD candidate is already receiving recognition for her research on asylum seeker policy.

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Carly Gordyn. Photo by James Walsh.

 

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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Feb
2015

Australia's submarines: Bad politics can lead to good policy

We're often told good policy is good politics.

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05
Feb
2015

Defence should not swing on Abbott’s whimsy

If the PM is now listening to others, he should reconsider decisions relating to Defence.

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Jan
2015

Why Beijing shouldn't fear the festive season

Although never officially a Christian country, Christmas has become a festive time for hundreds o

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Following the Democrats' defeat in the Mid Term Elections, President Barack Obama is showing his strengths in negotiating a climate change deal with China, argues ANU SDSC's Dr John Blaxland. 

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