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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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.
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.