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Getting realistic about the South Pacific

22 August 2018

BY JAMES BATLEY Advocates of stronger and more effective Australian engagement in the South Pacific face a couple of entrenched structural challenges. First, the region is hardly critical to...

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New security reality demands new Australian policy

23 July 2018

BY EMERITUS PROFESSOR PAUL DIBB Australia’s international security outlook is starting to look very threatening. The White House is undermining the international order, has started a trade war with...

Trilateral cooperation between Australia, India and Indonesia is needed to manage enduring maritime challenges in the Indian Ocean.

Time for an Indo-Australis?

3 July 2018

BY NATALIE SAMBHI Over the past year, there’s been a flurry of regional leaders offering their vision of the Indo-Pacific, the geostrategic concept spanning two oceans that is slowly replacing the...

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The Trump-Kim Summit and Implications For Australia

20 June 2018

BY ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR BRENDAN TAYLOR Following the historic events of last week, the situation on the Korean Peninsula could go one of three ways, each with significant implications for Australia...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a leadership challenge in September, and his approval ratings are in a slump. Xinhua

Should Shinzo Abe happen to meet Kim Jong-un

19 June 2018

BY DR LAUREN RICHARDSON If Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not come to the table with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and attempt to resolve the abduction problem once again, he will likely become...

Slow-burning China crisis the birth of a new order

4 June 2018

BY BRENDAN SARGEANT Getting on with China now involves a learning curve for Australia as Beijing probes and coerces to test this new strategic environment. In recent weeks there has been a crisis...

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Why China isn't planning to storm Taiwan's beaches

23 May 2018

By SAM ROGGEVEEN China’s navy has grown dramatically over the past two decades, but with one surprising exception: its amphibious forces. On Monday, the Australian National University’s Strategic...

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Explainer: how the Australian intelligence community works

14 May 2018

This article is the first in a five-part series exploring Australian national security in the digital age. BY PROFESSOR JOHN BLAXLAND, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National...

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Why is no one debating one of the budget's biggest spends?

14 May 2018

BY DR ANDREW CARR One of the largest and fastest growing expenditures in the federal budget, defence spending, will receive little or no debate, to the cost of our nation’s security. Public debate...

Australia and the Korean Crisis: Confronting the limits of influence?

27 April 2018

BY PROFESSOR ANDREW O’NEIL, DR BRENDAN TAYLOR and PROFESSOR WILLIAM T. TOW North Korea’s announcement last weekend that it has suspended its nuclear and missile testing programs is one...

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