Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (ANU)

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How to mobilise Australia

In this multi-author edition, four leading thinkers explore issues and opportunities of mobilisation in Australia.
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Fresh perspectives in security

This series was created to improve the conversation and engagement between academic and policy communities. It also aims to draw attention to the most significant strategic questions facing Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
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Whatever the security question, the answer is a national security strategy

In this paper, Jim Molan examines why the current uncertain strategic environment should be of utmost importance to Australia. Molan argues that priority of government should be the development of an effective, open and honest national security strategy, covering the nation as a whole as...
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A geostrategic SWOT analysis for Australia

This paper critically reflects on the circumstances Australia and its neighbours face through the prism of a Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis, focusing on Australia’s internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as its external opportunities and threats.
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An Australian intellectual edge for conflict and competition in the 21st century

This paper provides insights into how the Australian Defence Force might apply its knowledge of a changing environment to more comprehensively address gaps in its software framework.