NSC Occasional Paper No 1 addressed the nature, importance and shared understanding of collaborative leadership in Australia’s national security community.
In the NSC’s sixth Occasional Paper, the authors demonstrate that managing the risks of cyber security involves trade-offs: between security and privacy; individual rights and the good of a society; and between the types of burdens placed on particular groups in order to protect others.
This collection of papers comes for a major international conference on Indo-Pacific maritime security convened by the NSC in March 2016.
The National Security College, with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is leading a two-year research project on strategic stability in the Indo-Pacific region, with a focus on new technologies relating to undersea warfare and nuclear deterrence looking out over a 20-year timeframe. A distinctive contribution of the project will be its consideration of these levels of analysis – nuclear strategic, maritime operational, and technology – in an Indo-Pacific regional context. The project has conducted research workshops, a major international scenario exercise and multi-disciplinary technology assessment activities. We have also commissioned a range of leading international scholars and security practitioners to outline current knowledge and expert judgements in related fields to broaden knowledge about undersea nuclear deterrence and the impact of technological advances, changes in nuclear capabilities and multipolarity on the future of strategic stability.
This series of NSC Issue Briefs investigated the prospects, challenges and opportunities associated with Indonesia’s ascent in the political-security, economic and socio-cultural spheres.
The NSC’s third Occasional Paper provided new information about national security studies in an Australian context while exploring the meaning of national security and the future security environment.
The NSC’s seventh Occasional Paper discussed the threat to Australia from Islamic extremism and returned foreign fighters.
NSC Occasional Paper No 4 provides an evidence-based case and examples of practice that illustrate the use of authentic learning and simulations in postgraduate and on-campus learning environments, especially when applied national security policy education.
The NSC’s fifth Occasional Paper is a collection of articles from a research project on the South China Sea disputes undertaken by the NSC in 2013.
In partnership with the Macquarie Telecom Group, the NSC conducted a research project to acquire qualitative and quantitative insights into the governance of cyber security risks in Australian medium-sized businesses and government agencies.