defence policy

Australian Defence Policy in Flux: The Perspective of Brendan Sargeant

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 democracies.

Why Australia Needs a Radically New Defence Policy

In this Centre of Gravity paper, three of Australia’s leading strategists and defence practitioners from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, Honorary Profe

New security reality demands new Australian policy

Australia’s international security outlook is starting to look very threatening, as Paul Dibb explains in The Strategist.

Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Essays in honour of Paul Dibb

China and international security: A dialogue with distinguished Chinese scholars

A public forum organised by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU featuring

Q&A: Hugh White - How to defend Australia

Australia’s defence policy has always been a tight focus for Emeritus Professor Hugh White AO, although he has approached it from many different angles during his diverse career as an intelligence analyst, journalist, ministerial staffer, senior public servant, think-tanker and academic. He spoke to Olivia Wenholz.

Enhancing Australian Options in a Crisis: Shaping More Sustainable Force

Brendan Sargeant and Andrew Carr comment on the strategic shift for Australia within the context of the evolving global situation.

Australia and Indonesia consider joint patrols in South China Sea

Indonesia’s defence minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has raised the prospect of joint patrols during an annual meeting last week with Ms Bishop and Marise Payne, Australia’s defence minister. It comes as Mr Widodo prepares to address Australia’s parliament next week on his first state visit to the country.

Can we really be sure the US will underwrite Australia's security?

As the Turnbull government reviews its defence policy, Americans are becoming increasingly reluctant to take on all the world's problems.

Principle of self-reliance more important now than it has ever been

Relying on our allies to keep us safe is unwise, so Marise Payne's white paper needs to set out a plan to bolster our own defences.

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