The Dragon and the Snakes: Emerging and Future Security Threats in the Post-Cold War Order: Dr. David Kilcullen – 2016 Blamey Oration

On November 9, Dr. David Kilcullen delivered the first Blamey Oration in the ACT in over a decade. The Blamey Oration typically explores contemporary strategic defence and security issues, or strategic leadership. In a wide-ranging address, Kilcullen foreshadowed an ever more chaotic world as state (dragons) and non-state (snakes) actors combine to challenge Western supremacy using a combination of conventional and unconventional techniques, threatening to overwhelm Western decision makers who are already war weary and lack the will to respond.

For the full transcript of this talk, please click here

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