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Greg Moriarty speaks to incoming students at Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Special welcome for Master of Strategic Studies students

21 February 2018

On 20 February 2018, the ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Greg Moriarty welcomed new students to the Master of Strategic Studies at ANU....

Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull January 2018 (Photo: Shinzo Abe/Twitter)

Australia-Japan defence deal: Noteworthy, not newsworthy

23 January 2018

Pity the news subeditor in summertime Australia. It’s January, the days are languid, and even the Trump administration can’t fill the entire World News section. Unsurprisingly, then, some headlines...

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, and Malcolm Turnbull

Why Turnbull's Asian summit trip was a missed opportunity

17 November 2017

The APEC and East Asia Summit (EAS) meetings, both recently attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, are moments of ceremonial certainty amid the wider changes ongoing in the region. What were...

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An unfolding humanitarian emergency

11 November 2017

The Australian government formally closed the Manus Regional Processing Centre on 31 October. The MRPC was an offshore immigration detention facility at a naval base on Manus Island in northern Papua...

Dr. Tristan Moss with Major General Michael Jeffery (picture on the left) and Dr. Moss talking at the event (picture on the right)

Dr Tristan Moss's book launched by Major General Michael Jeffery

1 November 2017

Former Governor General, Major General Michael Jeffery, has launched Dr Tristan Moss’s book Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951 – 1975. The book explores the long...

Pacific Research Program launch with Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the Pacific Research Program

24 October 2017

On Tuesday 24 October the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, launched the Pacific Research Program. The PRP is a consortium led by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia...

Deborah receiving the award (with Air Vice Marshal Roxley McLennan (Retd), who presented the award on the right, and USI President, Major General Mike Crane (Retd) on the left).

SDSC PhD candidate Deborah Jeppesen awarded the Royal United Services Institute of Australia Leo Mahoney Bursary

3 October 2017

Deborah Jeppesen, who is undertaking her PhD at SDSC under Dr. Aurore Chow, has been awarded the Royal United Services Institute of Australia Leo Mahoney Bursary. The award was made on the basis of...

Diplomacy throws open its doors

6 September 2017

Diplomatic negotiations tend to be much franker behind closed doors at the United Nations Security Council. Those early experiences, attending formal and informal meetings as a researcher at the...

Being a good neighbour: Australia in Asia

14 August 2017

Re-imagining Australia’s relationships with its neighbours poses no small challenge. Yet, a panel of academics from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre took up just that question at the...

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

11 August 2017

In trying to understand what kind of neighbour Australia wants to be in the Asia-Pacific, a regional roundup is as good as any. Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360...

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