Graeme Dobell


20 Feb 2018

The ASEAN–Australia summit in Sydney in March is the launch point for a discussion of what much closer cooperation could mean for the future of the ASEAN Community.

Research report

20 Dec 2017

This compendium examines the France–Australia relationship, bringing together experts from each country to explore our shared histories and plot a course for where we might take the relationship in the future.


19 Jun 2017

Graeme Dobell identifies flaws in the ABC's decision to turn off Australia’s shortwave service that broadcasts to northern Australia and the South Pacific.

Journal article

10 Oct 2016

An Australian Defence White Paper is analysis framed by numbers. For forty years, White Papers have been the ultimate public expression of Australian strategy and defence understanding of the world. More than dollars and equipment, the simple statistics of Australia’s seven Defence White Papers reveal...

Research report

12 Aug 2016


India no longer sees Australia as merely a strategic stooge of the US. And Australia is starting to accord India the importance India always saw as its right. Those are big changes in attitude and policy—and in the two countries’ understanding of...

Research report

7 Jun 2016


The defence of Australia's interests is a core business of federal governments. Regardless of who wins the election on July 2, the incoming government will have to grapple with a wide range of security issues. This report provides a range of perspectives...

Research report

21 May 2015

Overview: The First Principles Review of Defence is arguably the most significant review of the defence establishment since the 1973 re-organisation led by Sir Arthur Tange. This Strategic Insights brings together a series of contributions to ASPI’s blog The Strategist written by ten experts...

Research report

12 May 2015

Overview: Malcolm Fraser, Australia’s 22nd Prime Minister, died on 20 March 2015 aged 84. This Strategic Insights , drawn from posts on ASPI’s blog The Strategist , examines Fraser’s foreign policy record as well as his approach to defence policy making and his evolving...

Journal article

1 Dec 2012

This article argues that, rather than viewing Melanesia as an “arc of instability”, Australia should see it as an “arc of responsibility”. The idea of responsibility makes explicit the central role that Australia seeks in the region, and the idea of the arc reflects Australian...

Research report

28 Jan 2011

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is reaching for a golden era of economic growth, fuelled by a new round of gas, copper, gold and nickel exploration. After thirty‐five years as a nation, PNG finally has the chance for economic maturity. The challenge for...

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