Paul Dibb

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Last Name: Dibb
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29 June 2016

This paper analyses Russia’s geopolitical ambitions, its military modernisation, the threat it poses to the international order, and how the West should respond.

31 May 2016

Essays in honour of Professor Robert O’Neill, covering his career, and topics including the evolution of strategy in practice, and of strategic studies as an internationally recognised academic...

Journal article
19 November 2014

With the Defence White Paper due for release in 2015, this paper argues the government should bear in mind that planning for an era of Chinese dominance in the region - or even its emergence as an...

27 June 2014

This paper analyses the reasons why President Putin decided to invade Ukraine and annex Crimea, the implications of this for Russia’s return as a major power, and the broader geopolitical policy...

10 October 2013

Thirty years ago, the Soviet Union and the United States stood on the brink of nuclear war. The Communist Party leadership in Moscow was convinced that Washington was about to launch a pre-emptive...

10 December 2012

This paper examines the principal policy issues, both military and non-military, surrounding the decisions to be made about Australia's future submarine capability.



1 December 2012

This article examines the strategic importance of the inner arc to the evolution of Australia’s defence policy and how it has been perceived both as threat and...

18 July 2007

Ballistic missile defence is becoming a source of tension in international security affairs. Paul Dibb discusses how it is affecting relations between China, Russia, the United States.

15 May 2003

In this inaugural Melbourne Asia Policy Paper, Professor Paul Dibb of Australian National Unversity (ANU) examines the pros and cons of Australia's close alliance with the United States and its...

Video lecture/presentation

Held at The Australian National University on 6 October 2010, this event was moderated by Director of the National Security College Professor Michael L'Estrange.