Singapore and US Navy ships on exercises in the South China Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)

A new report warns Australia could be drawn into a conflict in the East China Sea

A new report by ANU and La Trobe University experts warns that Australia could be drawn into East China Sea conflict due to US alliance and deepening security ties with Japan.

Image courtesy of Philip Jogenstedt on flickr.

New book offers frank views on Australia-China ties

A new book on Australia’s links with China brings together new voices and fresh thinking on the shared future of the two nations.

Roberto Azevedo

Trading for the region

Australia’s role as a major regional player will be demonstrated at the G-20 summit, says World Trade Organization director-general ROBERTO AZEVEDO. As head of the world’s only international body dealing with rules of trade between nations, Roberto Azevedo plays a key role in the development of links in the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of […]

HMS Centurion

The day the world changed

War came so fast a century ago, and so unexpectedly, and everything changed so completely when it came, that it still shocks one today. It still seems extraordinary how swiftly the people of 1914 lost the world they knew, plunging headlong into a very different world, and for each of them a very different life. […]

Desmond Ball

Q&A – The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. For close to 50 years the Centre has helped Australians understand the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs. […]


ANU to host global diplomatic training

The Australian National University is set to host the world’s largest gathering of diplomacy experts and practitioners.

Defence Minister David Johnston launching a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

Defence Minister launches book on the future of defence

Defence Minister David Johnston has launched a book from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre on the future of the country’s defence.


The state of Iraq

ANU experts have commented on the latest developments in Iraq and US President Barack Obama’s decision to authorise air strikes against Islamic State.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Vice-Chancellor Ian Young AO, at the opening of the Arab World, Iran and Major Powers Conference.

Foreign Minister opens Middle East conference

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has opened an ANU conference on the Middle East, using her speech to express concern about the recent violence in Iraq and Syria.

Parliament house

ANU appoints new Public Policy Fellows

Seven new Public Policy Fellows, including two of the country’s top senior public servants, have been appointed to the nation’s most influential policy forum.

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