Publications

Live and Learn: Availability Biases and Beliefs about Military Power

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

Do leaders learn more about military force from firsthand experience with the armed forces or their nation’s last war? Despite a resurgence of interest in the effects of leaders and their beliefs on international conflict and war, we still know little about which mechanisms cause what beliefs. I...

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When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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North Korea and Nuclear Weapons: Entering The New Era of Deterrence

Author(s): Cohen, M, Kim, S
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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Understanding the Return of the Jacksonian Tradition
Understanding the Return of the Jacksonian Tradition

Understanding the Return of the Jacksonian Tradition

Author(s): Clarke, M. Ricketts A.
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Discussion paper

The 2016 presidential election demonstrated the rise of a “restraint constituency” in American politics that openly questions Washington’s bipartisan post-Cold War pursuit of a grand strategy of primacy or liberal hegemony. This constituency has been animated by the return of the Jacksonian...

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Weakest links: cyber governance and the threat to mid-sized enterprises
Weakest links: cyber governance and the threat to mid-sized enterprises

Weakest links: cyber governance and the threat to mid-sized enterprises

Author(s): Legrand, T
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Policy

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. The governance of cyber security has become a pressing...

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Executive and Professional Development Programs
Executive and Professional Development Programs

Executive and Professional Development Programs

Author(s): National Security College
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Corporate

The National Security College (NSC) is a unique partnership between the Australian Government and the Australian National University, established specifically to teach and research in the fields of national security and public policy. Executive Development programs are comprehensive in scope,...

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Indo-Pacific maritime security: challenges and cooperation

Author(s): Brewster, David
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Policy

This collection of papers comes for a major international conference on Indo-Pacific maritime security convened by the NSC in March 2016. The Indo-Pacific is becoming widely recognised as the global centre of gravity, whether in terms of economic interaction, demographics, transnational security...

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Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018
Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018

Author(s): National Security College
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Corporate

The NSC is pleased to publish its updated Strategic Plan for 2016-18, which explains our governance, functions, outcomes and performance measures for this period.

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China's Frontier Regions: Ethnicity, Economic Integration and Foreign Relations
China's Frontier Regions: Ethnicity, Economic Integration and Foreign Relations

China's Frontier Regions: Ethnicity, Economic Integration and Foreign Relations

Author(s): Clarke, M. Smith, D.
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Research

China has traditionally viewed her frontier regions Zxinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Yunnan as buffer zones. Yet their importance as commercial and cosmopolitan hubs, intimately involved in the transmission of goods, peoples and ideas between China and it west and southwest has meant they are...

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Strategy and statecraft in cyberspace. Research Program Guide: February 2016
Strategy and statecraft in cyberspace. Research Program Guide: February 2016

Strategy and statecraft in cyberspace: Research program guide

Author(s): National Security College
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Policy

Launched in 2014, this international and interdisciplinary research program responds to the need to better understand cyberspace as a new domain in which states interact with each other. Cyberspace is creating enormous opportunities, but also contains poorly-understood threats to security,...

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