Publications

British Military Withdrawal from South-East Asia and the Rise of Regional Cooperation, 1964-1973

Author(s): Thompson, S
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

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Sectarian violence: the threat to Australia

Author(s): Shanahan, R
Date of publication: 2014
Publication type: Policy

The NSC’s seventh Occasional Paper discussed the threat to Australia from Islamic extremism and returned foreign fighters. Religiously motivated violence has stood as one of Australia’s primary national security concerns for more than a decade. Religious intolerance has led to the deaths of...

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Occasional Paper 6 cover
Occasional Paper 6 cover

Cyber security: mapping the ethical terrain

Author(s): Evans, N. Ford, S.B. Gastineau A. Henschke A. Keelty, M. West J.
Date of publication: 2014
Publication type: Policy

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. Cyber-...

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Framing the Policy Analysis of OECD and Australian VET Interaction: Two Heuristics of Policy Transfer.

Author(s): Legrand, T. Vas, C
Date of publication: 2014
Publication type: Research

This article considers the recent refurbishment of Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy and highlights the substantial, though unacknowledged, influence of OECD ideas thereupon. It claims that this case study strengthens policy transfer analysts’ understanding of the role of...

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Indonesia’s Ascent: Power, Leadership, and The Regional Order
Indonesia’s Ascent: Power, Leadership, and The Regional Order

Indonesia at home and abroad - Economics, politics, and security

Author(s): Sebastian, L. D Habir, A. Roberts, C.
Date of publication: 2014
Publication type: Policy

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. As Indonesia’s economy grows, it is increasingly referenced as a rising middle power and there is mounting...

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Unmanned Drones and the Ethics of War
Unmanned Drones and the Ethics of War

Unmanned Drones and the Ethics of War

Author(s): Enemark, C
Date of publication: 2013
Publication type: Research

This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war. The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and...

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The South China Sea and Australia’s regional security environment

Author(s): Buszynski, L. Collinson, G. De Castro, R. Do Thanh, H. Emmers, R. Roberts, C. Rothwell, D. Schofield, C. Wesley, M. Zhang, J.
Date of publication: 2013
Publication type: Policy

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. The South China Sea has been an ongoing maritime dispute for over six decades and in recent years has become one of East Asia’s most dangerous...

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Ethics, Airpower and Coercive Diplomacy
Ethics, Airpower and Coercive Diplomacy

Ethics, Airpower and Coercive Diplomacy

Author(s): Enemark, C
Date of publication: 2013
Publication type: Research

The content of these conference proceedings provides a perspective on the contemporary international security environment through an analysis of the recent events in the Middle East associated with the ‘Arab Spring’ and, more specifically, the use of air power in Libya with the general coercive...

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The end of courage? How drones are undermining military virtue
The end of courage? How drones are undermining military virtue

The end of courage? How drones are undermining military virtue

Author(s): Enemark, C
Date of publication: 2013
Publication type: Research

Uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs or “drones”) can be used to locate and kill an enemy on the other side of the world. An American sitting in the United States, for example, can “fly” a Predator drone over Pakistan. Using the camera mounted on the drone to identify a human target on the ground, the...

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