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Xi’s fine words cannot camouflage Beijing’s aggression

At this week’s meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, China’s President Xi Jinping warned the world of the risk of a new cold war.

No matter who wins the US election, the alliance will be the keystone of our defence planning

No matter who is elected United States president, the alliance between our two nations remains the wellspring of our security. This is because — contrary to the views of so many Australian commentators — the ADF is not a credible military force without our close defence relationship with Washington.

Centre of Gravity Series: American Foreign Policy and the 2020 Presidential Election

With less than three weeks until the 2020 United States Presidential Election, Professor Bruce Jentleson examines foreign policy issues that may bear significantly on the outcome.

Is Australia ready for regional conflict?

It has become fashionable to speculate about the risk of a coming war between China and America.

Taiwan could force us into an ANZUS-busting choice

This article was written by Paul Dibb, emeritus professor from the Strategic and Defence Stuudies Centre and a former deputy secretary of defence.

Payne sensibly says no to Pompeo's coalition of the willing

AUSMIN Australia has avoided signing up to some new ‘coalition of the willing’. But big questions about our strategic future still await answers.

It’s one thing to build war fighting capability, it’s another to build industrial capability

Graeme Dunk, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre PhD Candidate, discusses the $270 billion upgrade the defence force.

Scott Morrison is right: we need to protect ourselves

Paul Dibb from our Department of Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the principal author of the 1987 Defence White Paper discusses the significance of this pivot in a much more pessimistic world.

Common wealth? The state of Australian foreign policy

Dr Andrew Carr from our Strategic and Defence Studies Centre discusses the need to understand the role of State Government's in shaping Australia's position in the world.

The illusion of a middle power moment

To be a middle power requires a modest disbelief in power. These states take their medium-sized resources and direct them towards big objectives. This may be reactive, searching for self-preservation in the face of a hostile larger power. It might also be proactive, trying to shape institutions and norms to build a more hospitable environment.


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