Person

James Goldrick

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James Goldrick AO, CSC joined the Royal Australian Navy as a 15 year old Cadet-Midshipman in 1974 and retired in 2012 as a two star Rear Admiral. He is a graduate of the RAN College, the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, the University of NSW (BA) and the University of New England (Master of Letters), and a Doctor of Letters honoris causa of UNSW. He saw extensive sea service with the RAN, RN and USN. He commanded HMA Ships Cessnock and Sydney (twice), the RAN task group and the multinational maritime interception force in the Persian Gulf (2002) and the Australian Defence Force Academy (2003-2006). As a Rear Admiral, he led Australia’s Border Protection Command (2006-2008) and then commanded the Australian Defence College (2008-2011).  August 2011 to March 2012 saw him acting in command of ADFA again. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Sea Power Centre-Australia, a Non-Resident Fellow of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an Adjunct Professor of UNSW at ADFA and a Professorial Fellow of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong.

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Report

30 Oct 2018

The ‘grey zone’ has received much publicity in recent years as certain nation-states have employed indirect methods to achieve advantage over their opponents without recourse to open kinetic warfare.

Report

10 Aug 2016

This edited collection of papers examines the emerging concept of the Indo-Pacific, maritime tensions including in the East and South China Seas, transnational security issues, the role of Japan as a regional security partner, and prospects for partnerships involving other countries. These are drawn from...

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Audio

22 May 2016

The Australian government has just signed a $50 billion contract with the French company DCNS to build 12 new submarines.

Although designs for military submarines go back to the eighteenth century, it wasn’t until the turn of the twentieth that the modern submarine began...

Report

4 Dec 2014

Australia, the US and other regional allies today face a rapidly changing strategic environment in the Indo-Pacific.

Overview

The US–Australia alliance is the bedrock of Australia’s defence policy. Successive governments have looked to the alliance for access to military technology, intelligence and...

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