strategic studies

Does Australia have a ‘one China’, ‘two Chinas’ or ‘one China, one Taiwan’ policy – or all three?

Australia’s current position reflects a curious Confucian obfuscation between a foreign policy that recognises one China and a strategic policy that doesn’t.

Putin, Xi friendship ‘driven by their hatred for West’

The conjoining of Beijing and Moscow’s strategic ambitions increases the potential for conflict in the world.

Coral Bell School at ANU Open Day 2019

On Saturday, 31 August, 9am - 4pm The Australian National University will open its doors to everyone and anyone interested in studying at Australia’s top-ranked university.

Program convenors, academics, current students and staff from the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs will be available to speak to you about all of our programs (undergraduate and postgraduate) and will be offering the following information sessions on the day:

From Hot War to Cool Oceans: ANU Wargames at Kioloa

ANU Master of Strategic Studies students have just completed their annual weekend trip to the beautiful ANU Kioloa campus on the South Coast.

New Directions in Strategic Thinking 2.0

The Australian National University’s Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s premier university-based strategic studies think tank.

SDSC War Studies Seminar: An Australian Band of Brothers

In his most recent book, An Australian Band of Brothers, Dr Mark Johnston tells the story of Don Company of the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion – part of the 9th Division, which sustained more casualties and won more decorations than any other Australian division in the Second World War. Like his previous works on Australians at war, the book is a ‘warts and all’ exploration of the life of front-line servicemen.

What’s displacing Air Sea Battle in US military planning?

n a slow moving transition underway since late 2014, there are strong signs that the often-criticised US Air Sea Battle operational concept is being quietly — albeit not officially — sidelined as a focus of US military strategy. The likelihood is that a new program, the so-called Third Offset Strategy, is displacing it

Subplots in Thailand’s submarine setback

n June 2015, several announcements suggested that Thailand would acquire three Chinese submarines for 36 billion baht (US$1.03billion). But by mid-July, Thai Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon stated that the proposal would be deferred and subject to further review.

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