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Winners of SDSC undergraduate student awards announced

10 May 2016

The Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is pleased to announce the successful recipients of its undergraduate student awards for the 2015 academic year. Congratulations Mr William Baulch;...

The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

4 May 2016

King Lear’s Fool was no idiot. The buffoonery and artifice of the Fool in Lear’s entourage allows Shakespeare to make the Fool the only honest person, excepting Cordelia, surrounding the...

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NATO–Russia Relations: Deterrence, Hybrid War, and the Future of European Order

2 May 2016

The crisis in Ukraine has pushed NATO–Russia relations to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. Russia’s annexation of Crimea has badly shaken confidence in the seemingly resilient...

Call for papers on the theme of Children and R2P

Call for papers on the theme of Children and R2P

28 April 2016

Special Issue of the journal, Global Responsibility to Protect, on the theme of Children and R2P Special Issue Editors: Bina D’Costa and Luke Glanville Email: bina.dcosta@anu.edu.au and luke....

 Collins class submarine. Image from Flickr, courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy.

SDSC experts discuss Australia's submarine announcement

26 April 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that French company DCNS has been chosen as preferred partner for Australia’s next fleet of submarines ahead of competitors from Germany and Japan...

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Ideas for Australia: Sold short – Australia’s aid cuts have foreign policy consequences

22 April 2016

The Coalition government has embraced a more transactional foreign policy than its predecessor. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has repeatedly explained how the concept of “economic diplomacy” will...

Vanuatu Law Commission

Research skills training for the Vanuatu Law Commission

18 April 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Anthony Regan are in Vanuatu to deliver a one-week training course for staff of the Vanuatu Law Commission (VLC) to develop research skills that support the development of...

South Korean Youths. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Emmanuel Dyan.

Young Koreans reject unification of North and South

15 April 2016

Friday 15 April 2016 A new book on Korean nationalism has found young South Koreans are rejecting the future unification of North and South Korea. Author Dr Emma Campbell of The Australian National...

New York launch of policy proposals for strengthening the rule of law through the UN security council

15 March 2016

On Friday 11 March Dr. Jeremy Farrall and Prof. Hilary Charlesworth launched the Policy Proposals on Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council. The Policy Proposals were developed...

SDSC students help inform the 2016 Defence White Paper

SDSC students help inform the 2016 Defence White Paper

4 March 2016

A submission by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre's (SDSC) International Security Studies students encouraging a dedicated capability for search and rescue has found its way into the 2016...

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