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National Security Studies Information Evening
National Security Studies Information Evening

National Security Studies Information Evening

The academic team will be on hand to outline our courses, explain the options and provide you with tailored advice. We'll work with you to explore which degree and combination of courses best suits your needs. Register now for 14 June.

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French  Chief of Naval Staff visits National Security College
French  Chief of Naval Staff visits National Security College

French Chief of Naval Staff visits National Security College

The National Security College at ANU was privileged to host a visit recently by the French Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Bernard Rogel.

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President vs PM in Turkey
President vs PM in Turkey

President vs PM in Turkey

In the tussle for power in Turkey, President President Recip Tayyip Erdogan appears to have won, writes Wayne McLean in The Interpreter.

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Australia’s $50 billion deterrent
Australia’s $50 billion deterrent

Australia’s $50 billion deterrent

In this interview for News Ltd, Rory Medcalf argues that regionally superior submarines are a safe bet as a credible deterrent for the foreseeable future.

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Welcome to Brett MacDonald
Welcome to Brett MacDonald

Welcome to Brett MacDonald

Brett Joins us as Manager of Course Developent and Delivery in the Executive and Professional Development team, on secondment from the Australian Federal Police.

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China’s ‘passive assertive’ strategy complicates maritime security
China’s ‘passive assertive’ strategy complicates maritime security

China’s ‘passive assertive’ strategy complicates maritime security

Authors Rory Medcalf and Ashley Townshend outline the findings of their new report in this article for The Australian.

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India and the Persian Gulf: Locked out or staying out?
India and the Persian Gulf: Locked out or staying out?

India and the Persian Gulf: Locked out or staying out?

Dr David Brewster explores the constraints that have long kept India from playing an active security role in the Persian Gulf region and asks whether it will be able to overcome them. Read the journal article in Comparative Strategy.

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The College

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The National Security College is a specialist graduate centre for national security study, research and outreach. We offer executive and professional development courses, graduate and doctoral studies that address security challenges, strategy planning and policy implementation facing Australia, the region and the world.

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News & Events


We regularly invite speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds to present on key issues in national and international security. These public seminars are also filmed and available as vodcasts. Click below for the latest National Security College news, events, publications and media.

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Updated:  15 April 2015/ Responsible Officer:  Head of College, National Security College/ Page Contact:  Web administrator, National Security College