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Gridlock on the Korean Peninsula
Gridlock on the Korean Peninsula

Gridlock on the Korean Peninsula

Professor Leszek Buszynski asks if it’s still possible to de-nuclearize the People’s Republic and one day unify the two Koreas, in this article for Canada’s CDA Institute.

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Diplomacy makes a comeback
Diplomacy makes a comeback

Diplomacy makes a comeback

In this comment for The Age, Rodger Shanahan ponders whether the precedent established in reaching the nuclear deal with Iran could be extended to resolving the Middle East’s other complex security problems.

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Eurasian power plays
Eurasian power plays

Eurasian power plays

Michael Clarke assesses the increasing jostling for influence in Central Asia among the Unites States, Russia and China, in this article for East Asia Forum.

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Welcoming our newest PhD scholar
Welcoming our newest PhD scholar

Welcoming our newest PhD scholar

James Mortensen is a phiolosopher investigating the methodological and philosophical underpinnings of securatization theory - and the NSC's newest doctoral studies candidate.

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Guarding against uncertainty: Australian attitudes towards defence
Guarding against uncertainty: Australian attitudes towards defence

Guarding against uncertainty: Australian attitudes towards defence

Click below to read this important report by the External Panel of Experts on the 2015 Defence White Paper, co-authored by Professor Rory Medcalf.

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How significant is the Islamic State threat?
How significant is the Islamic State threat?

How significant is the Islamic State threat?

How does global jihad stack up against WW2 or the Cold War? Rodger Shanahan puts Islamic State in context in this interview for ABC Radio National.

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 Japan's national security policy
 Japan's national security policy

Japan's national security policy

Read, listen or watch the recent public seminar by Professor Takashi Shiraishi on 'Japan's national security policy: implications for the region'. Now available at the link below.

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The College

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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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