Publications

How Nuclear Proliferation Causes Conflict: Proliferation Pessimism Revisited

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Research

The claim that the spread of nuclear weapons leads to interstate conflict and nuclear war has become very influential. However, proliferation pessimists have failed to specify how and when nuclear proliferation precipitates conflict. I make four arguments for an optimistic pessimism. (1) The few...

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Binary Bullets: The ethics of Cyberwarfare

Author(s): Henschke, A, Allhoff, F, Strawser, B
Date of publication: 2016
Publication type: Research

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Inside Xinjiang: Space, place and power in China's Muslim far Northwest
Inside Xinjiang: Space, place and power in China's Muslim far Northwest

Inside Xinjiang: Space, place and power in China's Muslim far Northwest

Author(s): Clarke, M.
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is China’s largest province, shares borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Mongolia, and possesses a variety of natural resources, including oil. The tensions between ethnic Muslim Uyghurs and the growing number of...

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Competitive advantage in international policymaking
Competitive advantage in international policymaking

Competitive advantage in international policymaking: the value of trend and futures research

Author(s): L'Estrange, M.
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Policy

The concept of competitive advantage has always been an indispensable aspect of relations among states in the modern international system. It has provided a frame of reference for the pursuit of national priorities in trade, investment, diplomacy, military capabilities, technology and societal...

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Policing the G20 Protests: ‘Too Much Order With Too Little Law’ Revisited

Author(s): Legrand, T
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

In the months leading up to November’s G20 summit in 2014, Brisbane’s residents would have been forgiven for anticipating the outbreak of a local civil war. Media outlets were leading with headlines stating, among other sensational claims, that ‘G20 anarchists vow chaos and mayhem for Brisbane’s...

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Beyond The Downward Gaze: The True Costs Of CCTV

Author(s): Henschke, A
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

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Doubts Down Under: American Extended Deterrence, Australia, and the 1999 East Timor Crisis

Author(s): Cohen, M, O'Neil, A
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

American extended deterrence commitments span the globe. Despite extensive research on the causes of deterrence successes and failures, evidence of which US allies find what extended deterrence commitments credible is elusive. This article utilizes interviews with former Australian policy-makers to...

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Opportunity Costs: Scarcity And Complex Medical Machines

Author(s): Henschke, A
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

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Did You Just Say What I Thought You Said? Talking About Genes, Identity And Information

Author(s): Henschke, A
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

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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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