Publications

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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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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