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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Subtext important to the Australia–Japan sub deal
Procuring a new fleet of submarines is a daunting task for any government.
Australia's submarines: Bad politics can lead to good policy
We're often told good policy is good politics.
Defence should not swing on Abbott’s whimsy
If the PM is now listening to others, he should reconsider decisions relating to Defence.
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.
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.