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
Business
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1966
Age (years)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 54
Australia average
 31
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Professor T.B. Millar
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Garth Pratten
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2016): Dr Peter Dean
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2016
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 2
Australia average
 12
Global average
 200

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 316
Australia average
 203
Global average
 156

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 4,368
Australia average
 6,804
Global average
 15,382
Followers (2017)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 1,190
Followers (2016)
Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
 535

Data notes

Last updated: 05/03/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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