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Hugh White

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Australian National University

Hugh White AO is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University. He has worked on Australian and regional strategic, defence and foreign policy issues since 1980. He has been an intelligence analyst, journalist, ministerial adviser, departmental official, think tanker and academic. In the 1990s he served as international relations adviser to Prime Minister Bob Hawke and as Deputy Secretary of Defence for Strategy and Intelligence. He was the principal author of Australia’s 2000 Defence White Paper. From 2004 to 2011 he was head of The Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. 

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31 Oct 2016

Overview

ASPI was registered as a wholly government-owned company on 22 August 2001, but it was several years earlier when Ian McLachlan, the first Defence Minister of the Howard government, saw the need to establish an institute to provide an alternate source of advice...

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Book

31 May 2016

This is a collection of essays in honour of eminent Professor Robert O’Neill. Each chapter was written by prominent academics and practitioners who have had a professional connection with Professor O’Neill during his long and distinguished career. The overarching themes running throughout the...

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18 May 2016

Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much distinguished public service. He was a pioneer in moving back and forth between posts in government departments, notably the Department of...

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09 Jun 2015

Since the early 1970s, the peace and stability of the Asian region has been underwritten by the simple but enormously important fact that US primacy has been uncontested by any other Asian power. That has sharply limited the risk of a major regional conflict which could have profoundly affected...

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10 Nov 2014

Few defence topics have been as prominent or invested with as much optimism in recent years as defence diplomacy. This paper has been created to explore the issue and help guide policymakers.

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Few Defence topics have been as prominent or invested with as...

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24 Sep 2014

The Government’s decision to commission a new Defence White Paper – the third in just in just five years - suggests that Australian defence policy is in trouble.

That comes as no surprise, because Defence policy is never easy. But the new White Paper will only fix the problems if we...

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Research report

18 Aug 2014

This paper collects 10 items published on the ASPI blog The Strategist by eight authors on one of the most important public policy issues of this decade and beyond: how to deal with China’s growing power and influence.

The hope is that this debate will start to identify points of...

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08 Jul 2014

Climate and energy policy is once more near the top of the US government's policy agenda, and occupies a prominent position in China's development planning and policy. Both countries strive for global leadership on clean energy technologies, and both are preparing national pledges to reduce or...

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24 Mar 2014

Indonesian Finance Minister Dr Muhamad Chatib Basri, and other distinguished academic experts from ANU including Professor Hugh White, Professor Virginia Hooker and Professor Andrew MacIntyre, take part in this public forum to launch the issue of the East Asia Forum Quarterly, '...

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Research report

09 Oct 2013

The Anglosphere—shorthand for the Anglo-American sphere of influence—established the concept and structure of the modern transnational community and remains salient in contemporary international relations.

For Australia, the Anglosphere provides a framework for continued prosperity...

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