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Australia-India Policy Forum 2016
Australia-India Policy Forum 2016

Australia-India Policy Forum 2016

The ANU National Security College and the Observer Research Foundation have set up a dialogue to advance strategic relations between Australia and India. Read the outcomes statement here.

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New staff to bolster capacity in key security areas
New staff to bolster capacity in key security areas

New staff to bolster capacity in key security areas

In July, the NSC will welcome aboard Dr Leah Farrall as a Senior Lecturer in National Security and Dr Jennifer Hunt as a Lecturer in National Security, bringing additional expertise on the Middle East, terrorism, energy security and US politics.

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The world according to Trump
The world according to Trump

The world according to Trump

In this analysis for The Strategist, Anthony Ricketts and Michael Clarke explain how Donald Trump picks up on the Jacksonian tradition in American foreign policy.

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2016 Federal Election Forum - Security and Foreign Affairs
2016 Federal Election Forum - Security and Foreign Affairs

2016 Federal Election Forum - Security and Foreign Affairs

Watch Professor Rory Medcalf, Professor Michael Wesley and Dr Jill Sheppard discuss Australia's foreign policies in the context of the federal election.

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China's nine dash line in the South China Sea
China's nine dash line in the South China Sea

China's nine dash line in the South China Sea

There are important differences between claiming sovereignty, jurisdiction and so called ‘historical rights’, and China would do well to clarify its intentions. Marina Tsirbas explains in this analysis for The Diplomat.

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Forgotten Friends; Australia, India and the independence of Bangladesh
Forgotten Friends; Australia, India and the independence of Bangladesh

Forgotten Friends; Australia, India and the independence of Bangladesh

The NSC is pleased to publish former Defence Secretary Ric Smith's preliminary research into the unsung role of Australian diplomacy during the 1971 crisis that led to the birth of Bangladesh.

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Welcome Michelle Price - Senior Adviser, Cyber Security
Welcome Michelle Price - Senior Adviser, Cyber Security

Welcome Michelle Price - Senior Adviser, Cyber Security

Michelle joins us on secondment from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and will play a major role in leading and coordinating the NSC's expanding range of work related to cyber security.

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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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