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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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Data retention and whistle blowers
Data retention and whistle blowers

Data retention and whistle blowers

Cyberspace affords whistle blowers many outlets for the information they wish to publicise, bypassing mainstream media. Will Australia’s new data retention laws encourage them to do this? Dr Adam Henschke asks in this analysis for The Conversation.

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Managing tensions in the South China Sea
Managing tensions in the South China Sea

Managing tensions in the South China Sea

The National Security College and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre recently launched a book and co-hosted a discussion on the South China Sea maritime dispute. Watch the vodcast here.

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Australian Government Cyber Security Review
Australian Government Cyber Security Review

Australian Government Cyber Security Review

The National Security College is hosting expert consultations for the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Review. A workshop on 30 March addressed the challenges of developing policies to secure Australia’s interests in the cyber world of tomorrow.

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War in Yemen
War in Yemen

War in Yemen

As fighting in Yemen draws in regional powers, Associate Professor Rodger Shanahan argues in The Australian that the ensuing conflict is mostly about domestic issues, not a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Locating Africa in Australia’s foreign policy
Locating Africa in Australia’s foreign policy

Locating Africa in Australia’s foreign policy

NSC PhD scholar Nikola Pijovic and colleague David Mickler assess Australia’s foreign policy towards Africa over the past eight years and ask – is greater engagement possible? Read their article in the latest edition of the Australian Journal of Politics and History.

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