Chinese expansion calls for firm challenge

Paul Dibb on Australia's right to take action on South China Sea dispute

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B-1 bombers brouhaha: minor disrupt, big rift

In a showdown with China, Obama would face a humiliating back down or an unwinnable war. Does Abbott want to be part of that?

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China's slam dunk

China has not just overtaken the US economy, but will soon leave it far behind, writes HUGH WHITE

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Australia can change Asia for the better

Even on issues as divisive as the death penalty, Australia can affect change in the region.

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

 

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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How do we know if counter-radicalisation programs are working?

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2015

Regional divisions simmer beneath the surface at Shangri-La

'The recent 2015 Shangri-La Dialogue focused on China, the United States and maritime security.

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2015

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

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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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