States of Justice: The Politics of the International Criminal Court

Dr Ba will talk about his new book, States of Justice, which theorises the ways in which states that are presumed to be weaker in the international system use the International Criminal Court (ICC) to advance their security and political interests.

To Make Heaven Weep: Civilians and the American Way of War from 1608 to 2020

‘To Make Heaven Weep: Civilians and the American Way of War from 1608 to 2020’: War is defined as force on force conflict. So why have civilians so consistently been the deliberate target of coercive and conciliatory violence by U.S. military forces? The book explores U.S. military doctrine and asks why and how the U.S. military emphasised civilian protection in the late 20th century.

Niche Wars: Australia in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2001–2014

Australia invoked the ANZUS Alliance following the Al Qaeda attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001.

ANU scholarships for short course in Pacific development – enrol by 14 February

Working in Pacific development? Interested in advancing your career in development policy and practice? Find out more about the Department of Pacific Affairs’ new online postgraduate offerings.

Centre of Gravity Series: Educating for what? PME, the ADF and an uncertain 21st century

Professional Military Education (PME) is the study of force by the profession of arms.

Xi’s fine words cannot camouflage Beijing’s aggression

At this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, China’s President Xi Jinping warned the world of the risk of a new cold war.

ANU-Data61 International Fellowships Program for Indonesian Civil Servants

The program, funded by DFAT, will support two qualified Indonesian civil servants to undertake a three- month fellowship at CSIRO’s Data61 in 2021.

Centre of Gravity Series: Why be strong? The Swiss & Australian Responses to Fear

Defence thinkers routinely identify Australia as one of the safest countries in the world. However, Australia’s future is likely to be more dangerous and troubling than its past has been.

Book Review: Pakistan, Regional Security and Conflict Resolution – The Pashtun “Tribal” Areas

The tribal areas of Pakistan have played a critical role in the security of the country since Partition, particularly since the Taliban was ousted from power in 2001. Dr Farooq Yousaf’s book illustrates while militant activity has diminished in recent times, the law-and-order situation in the tribal areas remains precarious.

Centre of Gravity Series: Australia’s Defence Policy after COVID-19

The 2020 Defence Strategic Update and accompanying Force Structure Plan, and the Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030 are, when taken together, among the more important defence policy docum


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