Benjamin Schreer


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.

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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...


6 Apr 2016

The 2016 Defence White Paper (DWP 2016), released in February this year, was the third such document in a little under seven years—a notably shorter interval than has been the case since the release of the first back in 1976.

In this volume, we’ve...


9 Mar 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. Of crucial importance is the question of whether Australia should support its US ally in a future Taiwan contingency....


27 Mar 2015

Overview: There’s a possibility that Australia’s future submarine (FSM) will be based on a Japanese design. The government has explicitly kept that option open, along with the possibility of buying the boats from Germany or France.

Wherever the FSM is designed, built, or...


17 Dec 2014

Overview: This report is the first publication from a continuing, open-source study of the coalition campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). With Australian blood and treasure committed to the efforts of the coalition, it is important for ASPI to...

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