The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia's leading centre for the study of strategic, defence and wider security issues.
SDSC conducts research and teaching on the role of armed force in international affairs, especially as it affects Australia and its region. We aim to use good scholarship to illuminate strategic and defence policy questions faced by Australia and other countries. Our research therefore seeks to contribute to policy and public debates as much as to academic discourse. Likewise we teach strategic and security studies at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels to equip students to work in this field as scholars, analysts or policymakers.
SDSC's research and teaching priorities are the conceptual and historical foundations of strategy and policy, global and Asian regional developments that shape Australia's strategic environment, and Australia's defence policy, strategic posture, military capabilities and operations.