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Women scholars in Strategic Studies: A career reception for future leaders

5 August 2019

“The problems of our age are so vast that we need unprecedented breadth and depth to our collective knowledge. We also need to be able to work with dualities, hybridity, and contingency in...

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Prime Minister Imran Khan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, speaks with reporters during their bilateral meeting Monday, July 22, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Reaching peace in Afghanistan and the Pakistan factor

2 August 2019

By Honorary Associate Professor Claude Rakisits When Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan returned home last week after his 3-day trip to Washington, he received a hero’s welcome. It was as if he...

STST2020- Visit to SSC Thailand. Photo credit: Ashley Rogge

Studying Southeast Asia's Security Choices

29 July 2019

Created and led by Professor John Blaxland and Dr Greg Raymond of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), the New Colombo Plan (NCP) funded course was a “tour de force” of in-depth knowledge...

PhD graduate Philip Mitna

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

19 July 2019

Recently promoted to Chief Superintendent by the Minister of Policy, Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from The...

Thomas Paterson during the SDSC facilitated study tour Operation Oboe

SDSC Graduate now writing on the world stage

19 July 2019

Thomas Paterson will be receiving his Master of Strategic Studies (MSS) degree today, marking the celebration of two very busy and transformative years. Initially uninterested in tertiary education...

Jeremy with his mascot, Bob, the cranky dinosaur

Farewell to Jeremy (and Bob the cranky dinosaur)

11 July 2019

Imagine, if you will, a young American scholar straight from the deepest, darkest depths of winter in Minnesota. Associate Professor Jeremy Youde steps off the plane into 45 degrees, straight from a...

PIPSA 2019

DPA partners with University of New Caledonia to co-convene PIPSA conference, ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’

11 July 2019

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the Australian National University Department of Pacific Affairs and the University of New Caledonia LARJE Centre co-convened the PIPSA (Pacific Islands Political Studies...

Collin Beck, Joanne Wallis and James Batley

Understanding how the ‘Pacific’ fits into the ‘Indo-Pacific’

10 July 2019

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and National Security College (NSC) of the Australian National University (ANU) recently hosted officials, public...

Russell Offices, Canberra

Professor John Blaxland selected to write official ASD history

9 July 2019

From ‘ASD is Making History’ available at: https://www.asd.gov.au/speeches/20190708-asd-is-making-history.htm One of Australia’s most experienced and respected military historians will tell the top...

Joint Task Group Commander, Air Commodore Richard Owen, Professor John Blaxland, Ms Imogen Mathew and Dr Bec Strating on HMAS Canberra during the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE19).

A truly Indo-Pacific Endeavour

9 July 2019

Described by Joint Task Force Commander, Air Commodore Richard Owen as “one of the most important annual activities of the Australian Defence Force”, Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE19) is part of...

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