Australia's Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia

Adam Lockyer asks: “How would we know a good [Australian] defence strategy if we saw one?” What would such a strategy look like, and how might we evaluate its potential effectiveness? Lockyer, a former Australian soldier, is currently an Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at Macquarie University, and has published widely on issues relating to Australian defence strategy, US defence and foreign policy, post-conflict reconstruction, governance and insurgency. In this course, we will briefly consider Lockyer’s career and writings, and then examine the structure and main arguments of Lockyer’s latest book: Australia’s Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Adam Lockyer – Australian security studies expert.
  • The structure of: Australia’s Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia.
  • The key arguments of: Australia’s Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution of Adam Lockyer to Australia’s international security.
  2. Comprehend the structure of: Australia’s Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia.
  3. Appreciate the arguments of: Australia’s Defence Strategy: Evaluating Alternatives for a Contested Asia.
$22 Limited

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15 Feb

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