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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Why the jury is still out on defence diplomacy
Military diplomacy might strike some as an oxymoron, like military intelligence, as former Austra
Middle Eastern military campaigns undermine our regional ties
Australia has long struggled to balance military commitments in places like the Middle East with
So much for the pivot to Asia - John Blaxland
Our focus on joining the war in the Middle East has effectively derailed the so-called pivot or r
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.