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NEW BOOK: The Bougainville Referendum: Law, Administration and Politics

5 September 2019

While much has been written on the origins and development of the Bougainville conflict (1988–1997), as well as the peace process (1997–2005) and the implementation of the Bougainville Peace...

Japan Update 2019

Changing immigration stance in focus at 2019 Japan Update

4 September 2019

Japan’s rethink on immigration in the face of an impending labour force crisis was in the spotlight at The Australian National University’s annual Japan Update on Wednesday 4 September. In the...

Australia 360

Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

4 September 2019

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia on Wed 21 August to take a closer look...

'The Inexhaustible' by Marieka Hambledon, 128x89.6cm - Acrylic on Canvas

Painting a portrait of determination - literally

28 August 2019

This stunning portrait of women’s rights campaigner and Bell School PhD candidate Susan Hutchinson has made the finals of the prestigious Kennedy Art Prize. The portrait by Australian painter...

Women in International Security

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...

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