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The Australian National University

Professor Desmond Ball

BEc (Hons), PhD
Professor, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Defence Studies 160604

Research interests

Australian defence; nuclear strategy; Asia-Pacific security.


Career highlights

Head of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (1984-91); personal chair in RSPAS (1987); FASSA (1986); member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (1995-2001); Co-chairman of the Steering Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) (2000-2002).


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