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'The recent 2015 Shangri-La Dialogue focused on China, the United States and maritime security.
Chinese expansion calls for firm challenge
'As a maritime nation, Australia can't afford to sit on the sidelines in the South China Sea' wri
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.
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.