National Security College (ANU)


Environmental security in the eastern Indian Ocean, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: a risk mapping approach

This report arises from an Australia–France–India strategic dialogue held in New Delhi in January 2018. It builds on a French proposal introduced at that meeting. Australian researchers performed the risk mapping for the eastern Indian Ocean. French researchers will produce a risk assessment for the...
Policy report

The citizen as enemy combatant: dealing with foreign terrorist fighters

Foreign terrorist fighters are a complex problem - some are both perpetrators and victims of terrorism. This policy paper argues that Australian counter-terrorism officials should publicise Australia’s approach to foreign fighters and use case studies to illustrate the range of roles, including women and children...
Policy report

From secrecy to dignity: trust and policy implications of shifting attitudes to privacy

This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.
Briefing paper

Addressing Australia's vulnerability to weaponised narratives

In a time of endless globalised information flows, Australia must defend its democratic political discussion.

Horizon scanning: bringing strategic insight to national security policymaking

The Australian Government has recently undertaken a number of concrete initiatives to enhance national security policy coordination. As of the date of publication of this paper, some have been implemented, such as the ‘All Hazards National Assessment’ on Australia’s near-term security challenges, and the coordinated...