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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.

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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...

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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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Why science gets shut out of policy

17 April 2018

Science has an essential role to play in informing public policy, but all too often scientists struggle to get their expertise across to policymakers.

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China and Russia's uneasy dance in Eurasia

6 April 2018

Russia’s activities in its ‘near abroad’ and China’s Belt and Road initiative might be set to clash in Eurasia, writes Michael Clarke.

Belt and Road: A sprawling agenda with a core purpose

26 October 2017

Dr Michael Clarke writes on the major challenges for Australia flowing from China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Iraq, the Kurds, and the mess America has made

24 October 2017

America's strategy has diminished it's influence and emboldened Iran, Anthony Ricketts writes.

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.

The Kra Canal: Double bypass

28 August 2017

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

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


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