Benjamin Schreer

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Last Name: Schreer
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Dr Ben Schreer joined ASPI as Senior Analyst for defence strategy in January 2013. His primary research interest is in the area of Australian defence strategy and Asian defence developments. He is also working on the future of US military strategy in Asia and its implications for Australia. Previously, Ben was the deputy head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the ANU where he taught strategy at the graduate level, including in the Military Studies Program at the Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC). Before coming to Australia, he held positions as the deputy director of the Aspen Institute in Berlin, leader of a research group at Konstanz University, and deputy head of research unit at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin.

18 May 2016

Essays in honour of Paul Dibb, a noteable actor in public service, currently a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at The Australian National University. 

9 March 2016

This study argues that the Taiwan Strait will remain dangerous and that Canberra needs to pay closer attention to the evolving cross-strait situation.

27 March 2015

This paper examines what a possible Australian–Japanese submarine deal would mean for the wider relationship between the two countries, as well as the geostrategic implications.

17 December 2014

This is the first publication from a continuing, open-source study of the coalition campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

2 December 2014

Is an alliance conceived as a bulwark against a resurgence of Japanese militarism and which cut its military and intelligence teeth in the Cold War is still relevant to today’s strategic concerns...

17 November 2014

This report argues that the costs of Australia acquiring F-35B Joint Strike Fighter short take-off, vertical landing aircraft outweigh the potential benefits.

30 April 2014

This study aims to provide an understanding of the Australian Defence Force's special operations capability and what it offers to government in both peace and wartime.

12 November 2013

Indonesia’s impressive political and economic development in recent years has fuelled expectations that Australia’s much larger neighbour could join the ranks of the world’s ten largest economies...

Journal article
5 July 2013


The 2013 White Paper reaffirms the centrality of the US Alliance for Australia. It identifies a number of concrete areas for future cooperation and...