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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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
Japanese submarine option odds-on favourite - Hugh White
There is no overriding need to build our new submarines in Australia, but there are very good rea
John Blaxland on the future of Australia's submarines
Podcast: Dr John Blaxland, Senior Fellow - Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, discussing the f
The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre welcomed renowned expert on World War I, Professor Gary Sheffield to give a talk on the causes of the conflict which began a century ago this year. Challenging the current historical consensus, Professor Sheffield lays the blame for the outbreak of the war principally on Berlin and Vienna.
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.