Publications

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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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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ASEAN Regionalism Cooperation, Values and Institutionalisation
ASEAN Regionalism Cooperation, Values and Institutionalisation

ASEAN Regionalism Cooperation, Values and Institutionalisation

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

This book examines the key motivations for and challenges to greater regional integration in Southeast Asia. It demonstrates how security and economic concerns -domestic, regional and international - have either contributed to, or detracted from, an increased level of unity and cooperation in ASEAN...

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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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Drones over Pakistan: Secrecy, Ethics, and Counterinsurgency

Author(s): Enemark, C
Date of publication: 2011
Publication type: Research

The US government appears to be using drones to launch air strikes inside Pakistan. This article details uncertainties regarding the ethical soundness of these strikes and highlights the consequent need for greater official transparency. Available evidence is assessed in the light of traditional...

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Collaborative Leadership within the National Security Community
Collaborative Leadership within the National Security Community

Collaborative Leadership within the National Security Community

Author(s): Coates, E
Date of publication: 2011
Publication type: Research

This literature review accompanies Occasional Paper 1. It examines the meaning of collaborative leadership from a number of different perspectives, and includes short cases to illustrate this concept from the viewpoint of national security organisations.

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An idea in good currency: collaborative leadership in the national security community

Author(s): Shanahan R
Date of publication: 2011
Publication type: Research

NSC Occasional Paper No 1 addressed the nature, importance and shared understanding of collaborative leadership in Australia’s national security community. The concept of collaborative leadership has emerged as potentially a new method of operating within Australia’s national security community,...

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Farewell to WMD: The Language and Science of Mass Destruction

Author(s): Enemark, C
Date of publication: 2011
Publication type: Research

This article critically assesses the ongoing use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD) in policy and academic discourse. Nuclear, biological and chemical weapons are commonly lumped together as WMD, but such conflation is misleading from a technological viewpoint and renders the term...

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Region and Identity: The Many Faces of Southeast Asia

Author(s): Roberts, C
Date of publication: 2011
Publication type: Research

This article examines the origins of Southeast Asia as a region, including the extent to which regularized interstate relations existed throughout the region prior to World War II. In addition, the article examines the origins of Southeast Asia’s recognition as a region together with notions of...

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