Think tank

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

SDSC

Canberra, Australia

The aim of SDSC is to further the development of strategic studies, both as an intellectual discipline and as a foundation for policy advice, by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the theoretical and historical background of war and conflict and by providing a detailed understanding of strategic and defense issues of relevance to Australia and the region. The center has special concern for issues in Australian defense policy and has expertise and interest in Australia's defense relationships with its Asian and South Pacific neighbors. Developing new conceptual tools to explain (and predict) post-Cold War strategic developments, both within the Asia-Pacific region and globally, is a focus of research. Further, SDSC aims to promote awareness of, and informed public debate on, strategic and defense issues and to promote strategic studies in Australia by developing postgraduate research and teaching on Asia-Pacific strategic affairs.

Contact details

Website:
http://sdsc.bellschool.anu.edu.au/

Address:
Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Hedley Bull Building, 130 Garran Road, Acton ACT 2601 Australia

Country:
Australia

Sub-region:
Australia and New Zealand

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
Australia and the Asia-Pacific
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1966
Age (years)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 56
Australia average
 32
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: T.B. Millar
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Brendan Sargeant
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2020): Brendan Sargeant
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Garth Pratten
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 50
Australia average
 153
Global average
 89
2020
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 41
2016
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 2
% Female staff
2020
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 36%
Australia average
 41%
Global average
 18%
% Female researchers
2020
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 30%
Australia average
 35%
Global average
 11%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 7
Australia average
 20
Global average
 33
2019
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 8
2015
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 316

Social

Twitter
Followers (2021)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 5,635
Australia average
 8,520
Global average
 18,412
Followers (2019)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 4,368
Followers (2017)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 1,190

Data notes

Last updated: 12/03/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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