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Australian Defence Strategy in the age of Trump and Chinese assertiveness

Tuesday 7th March 2017 6:00pm AEDT

How would we know a good defence strategy if we saw one? The Asian Century and the new Trump Administration are challenging many of the traditional assumptions at the heart of Australian defence policy and strategy. In this talk, Dr. Adam Lockyer cuts through the swirl of contending arguments on the future of Australia’s defence policy by asking how these different options should be evaluated.

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After discussing the essential elements of good defence strategy, Adam will conclude by proposing a new Australian defence strategy for a contested Asia. This event will double as the official launch for Adam Lockyer’s new book Australia’s Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives in a Contested Asia, (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2017).

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Dr Adam Lockyer is a senior lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University. He was the 2015 Fulbright Scholarship in US-Australian Alliance Studies at Georgetown University and is a research associate at the United States Studies Centre. He also spent four years serving in the Australian Army. His article titled “Evaluating Civil Development in Counterinsurgency Operations” won the AIIA’s Boyer Prize for best original article published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs in 2012.

Entry:  AIIA NSW members:  $15.00;  Senior/Student members $10.00

Non-members: $25.00;  Student non-members $15.00

For catering purposes, please register online or with nswexec@internationalaffairs.org.au


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Tuesday 7th March 2017 6:00pm AEDT


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Wednesday 25th January 2017 9:00am AEDT

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Tuesday 7th March 2017 5:00pm AEDT

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