Publications

Parliamentary Submission: Law enforcement capabilities in relation to child exploitation

Author(s): Stoltz, W
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

This is a parliamentary submission to the Joint Committee on Law Enforcement’s inquiry examining law enforcement capabilities in relation to child exploitation, from Dr William Stoltz, Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the ANU National Security. Dr Stoltz outlines how the Commonwealth Government...

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Africa and Europe rally to contain Islamic insurgency in Mozambique

Author(s): David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: OP Eds

In late-July military advance teams from South Africa and Botswana began to deploy to northern Mozambique to support governments forces in their fight against a growing Islamist insurgency. They will join Rwandan combat troops and military training contingents from Europe and the United States. But...

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Strategic Futures for the Indian Ocean: A Roundtable

Author(s): Tarapore, A, Brewster, D, Bo, H, Cooper, Z, Mukherjee, R, Dean, P, Sullivan de Estrada, K, Byrne, C
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

India is the most consequential strategic actor in the Indian Ocean but its capabilities and intentions — and therefore the ocean’s strategic trajectory — will continue to evolve. This Asia Policy roundtable — drawn from a strategic futures exercise hosted by the ANU National Security College (NSC...

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Kick-starting a new strategic and defence partnership with Bangladesh

Author(s): Dr David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: OP Eds

Australia’s 2020 defence strategic update identifies the northeast Indian Ocean as a priority area as part of our immediate region, but it’s also where our security relationships are the least developed. A new report published by the National Security College examines Australia’s interests in that...

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A rising Bangladesh starts to exert its regional power

Author(s): Dr David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: OP Eds

Dhaka is increasingly confident in an emerging role. The rest of the world would benefit to pay close attention. The recent announcement that Bangladesh would provide US$200 million in aid to Sri Lanka is an important turning point as that country moves from being an impoverished supplicant...

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New Indo-Pacific Partnership: Building Australia-Bangladesh Security Ties

Author(s): David Brewster
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

As part of its Indo-Pacific strategy, Australia needs to broaden its engagement in South Asia. For at least a decade, Australia has rightly concentrated on its partnership with India, but it is now time to broaden that strategy to include other countries in that region. Bangladesh should be an...

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Australia as a Space Power: Combining Civil, Defence and Diplomatic Efforts

Author(s): Cassandra Steer
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

Space is a critical strategic domain for Australia’s civilian and military interests but is increasingly congested, contested and competitive. Major powers are engaged in a destabilising space arms race – China, Russia and the United States have rejected the strategic restraint that kept space a...

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Senate inquiry into foreign policy research funding: submission from Head of NSC

Author(s): Professor Rory Medcalf
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

In this submission to an Australian Senate inquiry, the Head of the National Security College, Professor Rory Medcalf, argues for foreign and security policy research to be a national priority, linked to clear requirements for national-interest relevance and collaboration between institutions. He...

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Protecting Education Exports: Minimising the damage of China’s future economic coercion

Author(s): Dirk van der Kley, Benjamin Herscovitch
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

Coercion against Australia’s education sector would significantly impact the nation’s prosperity. Education is Australia’s only remaining export to China valued over $10 billion annually which is both reliant on China and which Beijing can target without significant self-harm. And unlike many...

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Clever Country in a Changed World: Re-Thinking Australian Science Policy

Author(s): Paul Harris
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

The global science and technology system has undergone massive change since 2000 and is now a key site of geoeconomic competition between states. For the first time in Australia’s history, its most significant partner for science collaboration will be a country other than its principal ally, the...

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