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Public seminar: Crime on the high seas - challenges for Australia’s maritime security
Public seminar: Crime on the high seas - challenges for Australia’s maritime security

Public seminar: Crime on the high seas - challenges for Australia’s maritime security

Associate Professor Sarah Percy will argue that piracy, smuggling of people, weapons and drugs, and illegal, unauthorized and underreported fishing are all criminal activities that have security implications for Australia. Register now for 26 May.

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Rising Indian power changes Asian regional equation
Rising Indian power changes Asian regional equation

Rising Indian power changes Asian regional equation

Australia's Asian strategy is often characterised as a choice between China and US, but an emerging India is complicating that picture, writes Rory Medcalf in the Australian Financial Review.

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Australian Government Cyber Security Review
Australian Government Cyber Security Review

Australian Government Cyber Security Review

At a workshop on 1 May, the NSC again brought together an interdisciplinary team of leading academic and industry experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing research and development in Australian cyber security. Read the discussion paper here.

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Wider security ethos needed in 2015
Wider security ethos needed in 2015

Wider security ethos needed in 2015

The Anzacs will always be an inspiration, but modern Australians have to deal with a much more complex strategy equation than the one in 1915. Rory Medcalf comments in the Australian Financial Review.

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Cutting aid, cutting power
Cutting aid, cutting power

Cutting aid, cutting power

NSC PhD scholar Nikola Pijovic argues that reducing the aid budget is not in Australia’s national interest as it affects our reputation and reduces our influence in world affairs.

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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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