The Australian who 'saved the world'

15 October 2016

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Des Ball, who persuaded the White House and the Pentagon that a nuclear war was unwinnable, had a lasting influence on Asian affairs

Australian academic and military strategist Des Ball – whose work former US president Jimmy Carter once said had “saved the world” – died last week after a long battle with cancer.

Tall and imposing and iconoclastic in an antipodean way, the bearded Ball passed away in Canberra on Wednesday aged 69. Despite his five-year battle with incurable cancer he continued to research and publish up until his death.

Read full article The Australian who ‘saved the world’ published in Bangkok Post.

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