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Assessing Australia’s new counter-terrorism measures
Assessing Australia’s new counter-terrorism measures

Assessing Australia’s new counter-terrorism measures

The threat of terrorist violence in Australia is real and rising. The government is adjusting policy to protect the values of trust and tolerance that lie at the core of Australian society, writes Professor Rory Medcalf in this opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review.

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Data retention laws
Data retention laws

Data retention laws

Do the security benefits of data retention laws outweigh the privacy (and potential security) costs? The NSC’s Dr Adam Henschke comments on the privacy and security implications of the federal government’s proposed metadata laws, in this opinion piece for The Courier Mail newspaper.

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Nuclear deal with Iran
Nuclear deal with Iran

Nuclear deal with Iran

What geopolitical effects would a settlement to the Iranian nuclear issue produce? The NSC’s Associate Professor Rodger Shanahan explores this question in an article for the ABC’s The Drum.

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China's military spending
China's military spending

China's military spending

Growth in the Chinese economy is decreasing, but spending on its military shows no sign of slowing and is now the second largest in the world. Professor Rory Medcalf comments in this Reuters article.

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The organisation-proscribing powers of the UK Executive
The organisation-proscribing powers of the UK Executive

The organisation-proscribing powers of the UK Executive

The NSC’s Dr Tim Legrand looks at this issue and argues that the UK Parliament offers ineffective scrutiny of the Executive’s anti-terrorism proscription orders, undermining the rule of law and eroding civil liberties, in this article for the Eastminster blog.

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Islamic State: method and madness
Islamic State: method and madness

Islamic State: method and madness

In this article for The Age newspaper, the NSC's Associate Professor Rodger Shanahan explains how IS has been using the history, symbology and cultural precepts of Islam in an attempt to ‘justify’ its reprehensible tactics.

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National Security College public seminar series
National Security College public seminar series

National Security College public seminar series

We regularly invite speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds to present key issues around national and international security studies topics at our public seminars. Sign-up for invitations to our up-coming events.

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The National Security College (NSC) is a specialist graduate centre for national security study and research. It offers graduate studies, PhDs, executive and professional development courses that address security challenges, strategy planning and policy implementation facing Australia, the Asia Pacific and the world.

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We regularly invite speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds to present key issues around national and international security studies topics at our public seminars. These seminars are also filmed and available as vodcasts. So, if you have missed an event, visit our webpages for the public seminar series.

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