Expert commentary

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.

Hong Kong cityscape highlights: International Finance Centre: Mstyslav Chernov

The threat to the global economic and financial order: protecting Australia’s interests

21 August 2017

Australia needs to be flexible to manage its interests as the global economic order shifts, Bruce Luckham argues in the NSC's fifth Policy Options Paper.

Civil Unrest and Leadership in the United States.

Civil unrest and leadership in the United States

17 August 2017

Dr Jennifer Hunt talks to BBC Radio on the recent civil unrest in Charlottesville Virginia and the response from President Trump.

ASEAN Turns Fifty

ASEAN Turns Fifty: Reflections on the Origins of Southeast Asian Regionalism

11 August 2017

On 8 August, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations reaches its half-century. Fifty years ago, the inauguration of ASEAN ushered in the beginning of...

Federating security

4 August 2017

COAG should commission a fundamental study to understand how the states and territories operate in the area of national security.

James Clapper

Australia’s intelligence reforms

28 July 2017

James Clapper discusses establishing an Australian Office of National Intelligence.

Fisherman looking at the horizon

Saving the South China Sea fishery: time to internationalise

4 July 2017

The fishery is headed for collapse and that carries distinct security risks. Marina Tsirbas calls for an international rescue in NSC policy options paper.

 Chinese special operations forces team line up at Chengkungling

Australia has outgrown paranoia in its relations with China

27 June 2017

Rory Medcalf writes for the Australian Financial Review.

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans in conversation with Pascal Lamy and James Clapper

22 June 2017

The Crawford Australian Leadership Forum featured a conversation on the geopolitical outlook between ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans global security experts.

An anti-terror raid in Victoria last year. Craig Sillitoe

Terror is a task for all our federated resources

19 June 2017

National security was a key issue at the last COAG meeting, writes Dr Anthony Bergin.

James Clapper and Malcolm Turnbull

Video: James Clapper interviewed by Rory Medcalf

19 June 2017

The Australia-US alliance, challenges for intelligence communities, and more.


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