Publications

The Nixon Doctrine and United States Post-World War II Regional Cooperation Policy on Southeast Asia

Author(s): Thompson, S
Date of publication: 2019
Publication type: Research

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Australian Journal of International Affairs
Australian Journal of International Affairs

Australia and China: understanding the reality check

Author(s): Rory Medcalf
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Journal Article

Where are Australia-China relations headed? After national controversies over foreign influence and interference, Australia has changed the way it engages with China. Professor Rory Medcalf takes us through the causes and consequences of this reality check, and dispels seven myths in the national...

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Journal of the Indian Ocean Region
Journal of the Indian Ocean Region

Give light, and the darkness will disappear: *Australia’s quest for maritime domain awareness in the Indian Ocean

Author(s): David Brewster
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Journal Article

There is a growing understanding among maritime security practitioners of the importance of Maritime Domain Awareness(MDA) as an essential enabler of maritime security. This article describes Australia’s efforts to develop an integrated national MDA system that brings together data and intelligence...

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The Great Australian China Debate

Author(s): Professor Rory Medcalf
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Presentation

On Monday 10 September, Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College ANU delivered a lecture to the Sigur Center of Asian Studies, Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Titled The Great Australian China Debate: Issues and Implications for the...

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Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper: Navigating Uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific

Author(s): Rory Medcalf
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Journal Article

The prevalence of peril in the world of 2018 vindicates the sober, direct and hedging tenor of Australia’s recent foreign affairs White Paper. This major policy document, released in November 2017, takes both a more cautious and a more creative approach to protecting and advancing Australia’s...

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Stylised global cyber map
Stylised global cyber map

Addressing Australia's Vulnerability to Weaponised Narratives

Author(s): Zappone, C, Sussex, M
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Policy

Key points: Information overload has permanently changed the news environment for the public, challenging democracies as a result. The human need to find patterns of meaning in events, combined with increasing information availability, exposes Australians to the risk of accepting false or damaging...

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Cyber person
Cyber person

Defining Thresholds in Law - Sophisticated Decryption and Law Enforcement

Author(s): Mosey, M., Henschke, A.
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Policy

Key points: Encryption technologies have fundamentally changed the way people transmit data, reducing the capacity of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to access information. Relying on the private sector to provide agencies with plain text information is no longer productive, yet...

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Exploring Beijing’s Motivations and Challenges for its New Silk Road

Author(s): Clarke, M
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Research

This article argues that Beijing’s ambitious ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) is driven by the convergence of Innenpolitik and Aussenpolitik motivations including a desire: to counterbalance perceived American predominance; to ensure economic growth to underpin the CCP’s legitimacy; and to present...

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"Fear and Loathing: When Nuclear Proliferation Emboldens"

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Research

Does nuclear weapon development embolden national leaders to engage in more assertive foreign policies? Despite the importance of this question to international security studies, the nuclear emboldenment hypothesis has received little attention. This article develops a theoretical explanation of...

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Celebrating and Interrogating Women and National Security

Author(s): Thompson, S, Harris Rimmer, S
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Research

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