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VC's award recognises Garth Pratten who continues to inspire future thinkers

20 May 2019

Quality education is built upon great teaching. We can all remember those teachers and supervisors who influenced our own learning. This is why we celebrate the recognition of Dr Garth Pratten and Dr...

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Alliances Adrift: Is this the end of America’s Asian alliances?

14 May 2019

America’s network of Asian alliances (often also referred to as the ‘San Francisco System’) has defied most theoretical expectations by surviving in the absence of a common external threat long after...

Tony Abbott inspects an aerial view of the MH17 crash site

Australian Defence Policy in Flux: The Perspective of Brendan Sargeant

18 April 2019

By Robbin Laird The strategic shift from the land wars in the Middle East to the challenges of facing the 21st century authoritarian powers has recast the defense challenges facing the liberal...

Enhancing Australian Options in a Crisis: Shaping More Sustainable Force

13 April 2019

By Robbin Laird The latest Williams Seminar held in Canberra on April 11, 2019 focused on the strategic shift for Australia within the context of the evolving global situation. Facing the rising...

Kioloa Beach

From Hot War to Cool Oceans: ANU Wargames at Kioloa

5 April 2019

By: Dr Andrew Carr, Program Convenor of the Master of Strategic Studies at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. ANU Master of Strategic Studies students have just completed their annual...

Book Launch- Meighen McCrae (with Evelyn Goh, Toni Erskine and Major General Mick Ryan)

Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War

25 March 2019

On 21st March, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs was delighted to share in the celebration and launch of Dr Meighen McCrae’s new book Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War...

Pacific solidarity crucial to end exploitation, says Pacific Community head

18 February 2019

Regional solidarity is crucial for Pacific Island nations to curb the influence of powerful external actors, said Dr Colin Tukuitonga at The Australian National University (ANU) in February. Dr...

Is the Indo-Pacific just a geographic region, or something more?

21 December 2018

The Australian Government’s use of the terms ‘Indo-pacific’ and ‘rules-based-order’ have come under question at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) meeting held recently...

The Hon. Julie Bishop at the CSCAP meeting in Perth in November 2018.

Australian ambitions – regional reactions

18 December 2018

As America becomes relatively weaker and more ambivalent about the value of allies, it makes sense for Australia to work hard on its other regional partnerships. Apart from joining the renewed TPP (...

A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

17 December 2018

On Friday, 14 December, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid a fond farewell and good luck to 118 new graduates. We bid adieu to 38 undergraduate students from the Bachelor of Pacific...

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