Paul Dibb

Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Essays in honour of Paul Dibb

SDSC Scholars Offer Insight and Analysis on the 2016 Defence White Paper

With the launch of the new and heavily anticipated 2016 Defence White Paper, Australia has joined the Asia-Pacific arms race – allocating up to $19 billion for weaponry and military forces. Experts from SDSC offer their key insight and analysis of the Paper.

US election: Donald Trump presidency is cause for real security concern

Julie Bishop has indicated that her Department of Foreign ­Affairs is looking at various scenarios for the outcome of the US elections tomorrow. She made it plain that a Donald Trump presidency would have to be per­suaded to maintain a US presence in the Asia-Pacific region. “It will be up to our region, including Australia, to persuade a Trump administration to focus on the Asia-Pacific,” she said. In my view, Australia should be concerned, very concerned, about a Trump victory. And here’s why.

Wedged West faces geopolitical, death threats on emerging fronts

We are living in an exceedingly dangerous world that is challenging the core values of our Western civilisation.

Insight and analysis on the 2016 Defence White Paper

With the launch of the new and heavily anticipated 2016 Defence White Paper on Thursday 25 February, Australia has joined the Asia-Pacific arms race - allo

Assertive China and re-emergent Russia loom large strategically

With the release of the defence white paper two disturbing trends are looming in Australia’s strategic environment: the increasingly assertive stance of China and Russia’s re-emergence as a military power.

Why the PLA is a paper tiger

It’s becoming commonplace to drum up the military threat from China and belittle America’s military capabilities.

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