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Being a good neighbour: Australia in Asia

14 August 2017

Re-imagining Australia’s relationships with its neighbours poses no small challenge. Yet, a panel of academics from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre took up just that question at the...

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

11 August 2017

In trying to understand what kind of neighbour Australia wants to be in the Asia-Pacific, a regional roundup is as good as any. Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360...

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Is a second Sino-Indian border war imminent?

11 August 2017

The Sino-Indian standoff in the Doklam (Donglang in Chinese) region of the Himalayas where the borders of China, India and Bhutan converge is now nearly two months old. The dispute arose in mid-June...

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Thinking seriously about Asia's arms control

9 August 2017

While much of the attention on the Asian nuclear order is rightly focused on the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang’s increasingly credible nuclear weapons program is only the tip of the iceberg. A region...

Senator Penny Wong at the Australia 360 event.

Labor's foreign policy navigates international disruption

9 August 2017

A 360-degree scan is as necessary in taking one’s policy bearings as it is in determining one’s geospatial position. Speaking at Australia 360 on Tuesday, an annual event hosted by the Coral Bell...

Minister Marise Payne

Call for papers: Special issue on Women, Leadership and National Security

7 August 2017

Managing Editors: Dr Greg Raymond and Mr Christopher Farnham: editor@ifrs.org.au Production Editor: Geoff Hunt wamboolhunt@yahoo.com.au Special Guest Editors: Associate Professor Susan Harris...

ANU Military and Defence Studies Program receives VC’s Award for Excellence in Education

4 August 2017

The Military and Defence Studies Program offered by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) has been awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Education for Programs...

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IR academics comment on North Korea's ICBM test

10 July 2017

As the world reacts to North Korea’s ICBM test, our IR academics have been adding their views to the global media coverage. Dr Feng Zhang is quoted in the New York Times, and Dr Ben Zala was...

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"That is what the terrorists want": Media as amplifier of violent extremist propaganda

16 June 2017

On 16 June 2017, Dr. Haroro Ingram presented at a workshop held by L’École nationale de la magistrature (ENM) in Paris about whether and how media reporting may act as an amplifier of violent...

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

8 June 2017

The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as Australia’s top university and among the top 20 universities in the world. The latest QS World University Rankings for...

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