ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre tops think tank list

The ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) has again been ranked as Australia's leading university-based think tank, as well as Top 3 Best Government Affiliated Think Tanks in Australia, and one of the top 10 think tanks across South East Asia.

The Index, compiled by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program based at the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, acknowledges the important contributions made by think tanks worldwide.

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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

From simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between China and Pacific Island nations – the Asia-Pacific region is a rapidly-changing region presenting serious challenges for policymakers.

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Historian wins PM’s Literary Prize for ASIO book

ANU historian David Horner has won a coveted Prime Minister's Literary Prize for the first volume of The Spy Catchers - The Official History of ASIO.

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Emeritus Professor David Horner

Broken Nation Wins 2015 Asher Award

Internationally recognised historian and academic Professor Joan Beaumont has received another prestigious accolade, the 2015 Asher Award, for her book Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War.

Winner of the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian History and the 2014 NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize for her study of the First World War, Broken Nation combines deep scholarship and powerful storytelling, whilst bringing Australia’s participation in World War I to life.

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Boken Nation Book Cover

 

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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