Desmond Ball

Professor Des Ball: The insurgent intellecutal

The Sydney Morning Herald publishes an article by Dr Nicholas Farrelly on the extraordinary life of Vale Professor Desmond Ball AO following his recent passing.

US looks for nuclear weapons it can actually us

Not many Australian academics convince a US president to adopt a less dangerous nuclear weapons strategy. Yet this is what the former US President Jimmy Carter credits Des Ball with doing.

The Australian who 'saved the world'

Des Ball, who persuaded the White House and the Pentagon that a nuclear war was unwinnable, had a lasting influence on Asian affairs Please credit and share this article with others using this link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1111741/the-australian-who-saved-the-world. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Desmond Ball: 1947-2016

As with many of those who die of cancer, the death of Desmond Ball this week did not come as a surprise to those who knew him. He had been ill for quite some time. Still, when it occurs, the death of someone we have known and esteemed always gives us pause. So it is with Des.

Des Ball: a rare influence on thinking about secrets and war

Spy agencies once classified Des Ball as a "person of interest", but he was far, far more interested in understanding their shadowy secrets.

Pine Gap ‘Spy base’ Alice Springs: What you never knew about top-secret facility

Pine Gap is considered one of the country’s most secretive and strategically important sites

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