Expert commentary

The National Security College brings the latest cutting edge research and commentary developed by leading professionals and academics in the national security community. Expert commentary is aimed at identifying and analysing key security challenges confronted by the national security community.

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No such thing as defeat for Islamic State’s propaganda machine

20 September 2017

Mosul has fallen and Raqqa is under siege, but the propaganda battle lies ahead, writes Haroro Ingram.

Grenfell Tower ChiralJon on Flickr

Terror we can avoid

18 September 2017

Pyro-terrorism is now a genuine threat in our major cities, writes Anthony Bergin

The West is sleepwalking to war with North Korea

5 September 2017

Roger Bradbury, Chris Barrie and Dmitry Brizhinev write

Doklam: Who won?

1 September 2017

Rory Medcalf writes on Doklam, a disputed Himalayan territory.

Airstrike on Marawi: Mark Jhomel/Wikimedia Commons

Marawi and after: how Australia can help

30 August 2017

Australia needs to calibrate its response to the crisis in Marawi, argues John Blaxland, Jacinta Carroll, Andrew Carr and Marty Harris in the NSC's sixth...

The Kra Canal: Double bypass

28 August 2017

Kra would permit ships transiting between the Indian and Pacific Oceans to bypass Singapore.

Jason Tong on Flickr

Australia must prepare tourist operators for terror

24 August 2017

The Australian tourism industry needs to factor terrorist threats into business risks, Anthony Bergin writes in the Australian Financial Review.

Gaming Policy in Cyberspace: Exercise Reveals Policy Gaps

23 August 2017

Hacked devices and intellectual property theft area a rich hunting ground for policy development, write Michelle Price and Igor Mikolic-Torreira

Suzallo Library: Michael Matti on Flickr

Academic work gives national security an intelligent edge

23 August 2017

What can researchers do for the national security and intelligence communities? Anthony Bergin asks in The Australian.

Flowers at Martin Place

Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism

21 August 2017

The new strategy released by the Prime Minister provides an effective toolkit. Jacinta Carroll comments for ABC Radio National.

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