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

David Brewster Indo-Pacific

Bring Australia’s Navy home from the Middle East

15 August 2018

Naval practitioners struggle to justify deployments to the western Indian Ocean

Stylised global cyber map

Addressing Australia's Vulnerability to Weaponised Narratives

22 June 2018

Weaponised narratives are a new security threat. Chris Zappone and Matt Sussex call for an active response to protect our system of government.

Beggar thy neighbour

13 June 2018

Trump's economic strategy is anything but foolish.

Plane at sunset

China's play for military bases in the eastern Indian Ocean

31 May 2018

China is moving to establish a network of naval and air bases in the Indian Ocean to support its growing strategic imperatives in the region writes David...

President Emanuel Macron

New Indo-Pacific axis

10 May 2018

It is time for India, France and Australia to join forces.

Royal Australian Navy boat

The taming of the west

7 May 2018

There is a rising need to manage the shared Indian Ocean, writes David Brewster.


Podcast: Australia’s new intelligence jigsaw

4 May 2018

Three experts discuss the Australian Government’s creation of the Home Affairs portfolio.

France and Australia working together

Macron visit shows how the middle powers can step up

1 May 2018

Becoming champions of a rules-based global order.

Port Vila, Vanuatu

China’s moves in Vanuatu: What should Australia do?

19 April 2018

Amid rumors of a military base, Australia must understand – and deal with – China’s growing interests in the South Pacific, writes David Brewster.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi

CHOGM chance to push India as counter to China in the Pacific

18 April 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government summit is an opportunity to encourage greater involvement in the Pacific by India, writes Anthony Bergin.


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