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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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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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China's Power and Asian Security
China's Power and Asian Security

Canberra’s Beijing balance: Australian Perceptions of and Responses to Chinese Power

Author(s): Medcalf, R
Date of publication: 2015
Publication type: Research

One of the most significant factors for contemporary international relations is the growth of China’s economic, military, and political power. Indeed, few analysts would dispute the observation that China’s power has strongly influenced the structure of the international system, major-power...

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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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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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