Asia still festers over WWII wounds

The legacies of the Second World War could mean conflict today, write Nick Bisley and Brendan Taylor.

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Visitors look at the skeletons of Chinese prisoners which were buried alive by Japanese soldiers. Photo by AFP.

Looking beyond the legend

Four war historians give their insights on the significance of Gallipoli 100 years on.

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Photo by Rita M. on flickr.

Lest we forget what really happened

Mourning, myth and memory clash in centenary of Anzac, writes James Giggacher.

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Archy (Mark Lee) gets ready for the charge at the Nek in Peter Weir's 'Gallipoli'.

The secret to success

ANU historian collects prestigious spy-writing award for first official history of Australia’s Secret Intelligence Organisation.

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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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On Japan-South Korea rivalry as Japanese PM visits the US

Three opinion pieces just published by SDSC Adjunct Associate Professor 

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Apr
2015

In terror, conflating the threats inflates the fear

Australia’s response to jihadist actions is out of proportion to the danger writes Hugh White.

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Apr
2015

China Comes to Djibouti: Why Washington Should be Worried

The tiny African nation of Djibouti is the unsung hero in the United States’ ongoing war against

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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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