The National Security College conducts outstanding research to address key national security policy challenges in Australia. Our recent research demonstrates our extensive expertise across the region to strength in the international and comparative aspects of national security policy.

National, regional and global security

NSC research delivers thought leadership on diversifying Australia’s security and economic partnerships in the Indo-Pacific, building a strategic web to bind and complement US alliances.

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Counterterrorism and countering violent extremism

Find out about the latest research and policy developments related to the difficult policy challenges around countering violent extremism.

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Cyber security

The College leads a multidisciplinary program that aims to equip Australian policymakers, students and next generation cyber experts with a greater understanding of the threats, challenges and opportunities in the evolving cyber environment.

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Security futures

Security futures analysis provides greater capacity for policymakers to anticipate trends and develop robust policy responses to critical national security challenges.

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National security policy and practice

The National Security College addresses the challenge to identify emerging risks and the new patterns of cooperation required to mitigate them to form a new and inclusive thinking about Australia’s security.

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Completed projects

From time to time, the NSC commissions research by recognised experts in the field and has completed major investigations into the security of the South China Sea, Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific maritime region.

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The NSC’s publications range from short policy options papers to greater levels of analysis through working papers, occasional papers and issue briefs. Our academics also regularly publish in top quality research outlets focused on key security challenges.

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