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...

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BEWARE those who claim a monopoly on wisdom, truth and virtue.

Has ANZUS passed its use-by date?

Would abandoning the treaty substantially affect Australia’s strategic circumstances, asks Geoffrey Barker.

Defence reform losing momentum

As scrutiny of the defence forces recedes, it’s starting to look like business as usual, writes Geoffrey Barker.

Anxious overture

Kevin Rudd’s downfall revealed the limits of Labor’s ability to introduce reforms opposed by powerful interests, writes Geoffrey Barker.