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Strategic interests and Australian grand strategy

Thursday, 07 February 2013

By: Rod Lyon and Hayley Channer

The newly-released National Security Strategy provides good coverage of broad security issues, but could have given a more expansive worldview. Previous Defence White Papers have shown our approach to national strategic interests has been narrow and reactive rather than broad and proactive. The authors suggest there are ways to avoid the trap that strategic interests and objectives are all about the use of force and to move to an Australian grand strategy.

A related blog piece can be found at The Strategist.

Policy_Analysis108_Strategic_interests.pdf - PDF (195.8 KB)