Paul Dibb is Emeritus Professor at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

Professor Dibb was head of SDSC from 1991 to 2004. His previous positions include Deputy Secretary of Defence, Director of the Defence Intelligence Organisation, and Head of the National Assessments Staff in the National Intelligence Committee.

He is the author of five books and four reports to government, as well as more than 150 academic articles and monographs about the security of the Asia-Pacific region, the US alliance, and Australia’s defence policy. He wrote the 1986 Review of Australia’s Defence Capabilities (the Dibb Report) and was the primary author of the 1987 Defence White Paper.

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