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

Whither US forces? US military presence in the Asia-Pacific and the implications for Australia

A report on burgeoning Chinese military power, the United States response and Australia's position. The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) talks next week come at a time when Australia’s most important ally is reassessing its strategic policy and disposition of forces in the Asia-Pacific region...

Geography, power, strategy and defence policy

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...

Defence White Paper 2016: The Strategist decides

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.

Time to start worrying again? Cross-strait stability after the 2016 Taiwanese elections

Overview 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. The report...

The strategic dimension of 'Option J': Australia's submarine choice and its security relations with Japan

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 both, the...
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