Publications

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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East and South-East Asia- International Relations and Security Perspectives
East and South-East Asia- International Relations and Security Perspectives

The Future of Regionalism in East and South-East Asia

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

The economic growth of East and South-East Asia in the context of the global financial crisis has strengthened the view that this region is emerging in the 21st century as the most economically vibrant region in the world. With some of the largest economies, and generally high economic growth rates...

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The Unfinished Business of Abandoning WMD: A Reply to Bentley
The Unfinished Business of Abandoning WMD: A Reply to Bentley

The Unfinished Business of Abandoning WMD: A Reply to Bentley

Author(s): Enemark, C
Date of publication: 2012
Publication type: Research

Nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons are commonly lumped together as WMD. Such conflation is dangerous and misleading, rendering the term vulnerable to political manipulation. WMD language obscures the paramount threat of nuclear weapons, exaggerates the destructive power of chemical weapons,...

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The role of simulations in the authentic learning for national security policy development
The role of simulations in the authentic learning for national security policy development

The role of simulations in the authentic learning for national security policy development

Author(s): Eijkman, H
Date of publication: 2012
Publication type: Research

NSC Occasional Paper No 4 provides an evidence-based case and examples of practice that illustrate the use of authentic learning and simulations in postgraduate and on-campus learning environments, especially when applied national security policy education. This report by Dr Henk Eijkman was been...

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Occasional Paper 3 cover
Occasional Paper 3 cover

National security in Australia: Scoping the field

Author(s): Babbage, R. Taylor, B. White, H. Fruhling, S. O'Neil, A.
Date of publication: 2012
Publication type: Policy

The NSC’s third Occasional Paper provided new information about national security studies in an Australian context while exploring the meaning of national security and the future security environment. This project was initiated due to a gap in the written knowledge about the evolution of the...

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Laos: A More Mature and Robust State?

Author(s): Roberts, C
Date of publication: 2012
Publication type: Research

The year 2011 was a highly eventful and successful one for Laos’ economy,politics, and foreign relations. Nonetheless, some significant challenges remained, including continued poverty, the negative impact of foreign investments, and the rise of transnational crime. In order to analyse...

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Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control
Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control

Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control - Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author(s): Enemark, C
Date of publication: 2012
Publication type: Research

The increasing emergence, re-emergence, and spread of deadly infectious diseases which pose health, economic, security and ethical challenges for states and people around the world, has given rise to an important global debate. The actual or potential burden of infectious diseases is sometimes so...

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ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia
ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia

ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia

Author(s): Emmers, R. Contributors: Roberts, C.
Date of publication: 2012
Publication type: Research

This book examines the evolving multilateral security arrangements in East Asia, with a focus on the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It explores the function and relevance of ASEAN in East Asia’s emerging institutional security landscape. These issues have direct...

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