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2015 Australia-Japan Foundation Address:Japan’s evolving national security policy
2015 Australia-Japan Foundation Address:Japan’s evolving national security policy

2015 Australia-Japan Foundation Address:Japan’s evolving national security policy

Professor Takashi Shiraishi will address the background of Japan’s security policies, the nature of the ongoing Diet debate on the security legislation, and the implications of Abe’s security reform agenda for the wider region. 7 July.

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Roundtable with US 7th Fleet on Indo-Pacific security
Roundtable with US 7th Fleet on Indo-Pacific security

Roundtable with US 7th Fleet on Indo-Pacific security

The ANU National Security College recently convened a high-level roundtable meeting with the Commander of the US 7th Fleet, Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas.

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Is China facing a Xinjiang insurgency?
Is China facing a Xinjiang insurgency?

Is China facing a Xinjiang insurgency?

In this article for the Wall Street Journal, the NSC’s Associate Professor Michael Clarke assesses what is known of the situation on the ground in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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Indo-Pacific more than just semantics
Indo-Pacific more than just semantics

Indo-Pacific more than just semantics

Asia is being re-imagined as the region moves conceptually from the Asia-Pacific to the Indo-Pacific, argues Rory Medcalf in The Asan Forum.

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Migration and security: rhetoric and reality
Migration and security: rhetoric and reality

Migration and security: rhetoric and reality

The video of this public semninar with Dr Khalid Koser is now available. Click the link below to view.

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Why does Twitter matter for national security?
Why does Twitter matter for national security?

Why does Twitter matter for national security?

Rory Medcalf joins the nation’s Twitterati to discuss the role of social media in national security incidents on the ABC’s Radio National.

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What cyberwarfare means for the rules of engagement
What cyberwarfare means for the rules of engagement

What cyberwarfare means for the rules of engagement

In this article for Australasian Science, Adam Henschke discusses the fine line between a cyberattack and an act of war, especially when the targeted infrastructure has both military and civilian uses.

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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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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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