Centre for International Security Studies
Analysing international security challenges facing Australia, Asia and the world.
In July 2006 the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) was established along with the Michael Hintze Chair of International Security to produce innovative research and education programs on the enduring and emerging security challenges facing Australia, the Asia Pacific, and the world.
CISS is organized into four research and teaching areas: biosecurity, geosecurity, infosecurity and global security. In a rapidly changing security environment we expect the unexpected and seek to apply our expertise to unforeseen global events, natural and unnatural disasters, and shocks to international security as they arise. Our research informs and solicits an active engagement with the policy community and public at large.
CISS visiting fellow Dr. Cindy Vestergaard recently commented on apparent use of a dangerous nerve toxin VX in the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Malaysia. Click to read the full article via The Washington Post.
At a special roundtable at the International Studies Association (ISA) meeting in Baltimore, Director of CISS, Professor James Der Derian presented the teaser for the documentary film Project Q: The Question of Quantum.
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan's latest paper on Sino-Indian relations in Xi Jinping-Narendra Modi era was recently published by the Future Directions International website. Click to read the full paper.
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan was quoted in this article about the recent North Korean missile test in The Times.
CISS will be represented by a large cohort of members joining panels, roundtables and forum events at the upcoming ISA Conference in Baltimore this month.
Program director for international peace and security at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Stephen Del Rosso, writes in The Chronicle of Philanthropy on the increasing need for philanthropists to help further public understanding of the societal implications of quantum innovation, highlighting Project Q’s leading role in the effort.
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais discussed Donald Trump's foreign policy plans in Asia, including trade and security, on Bloomberg earlier this month. Click to watch the full video.
Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais was featured on a podcast episode by independent current affairs radio station The Wire to discuss the controversial new relocation plan for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Click to listen to the podcast.
CISS member Dr. Frank Smith will give a keynote presentation at the Future Leaders Series on Cyber Security in February. The event is organised by Young Australians in International Affairs, a not for profit organisation committed to engaging young Australians in international affairs and foreign policy.
CISS members Jonathan Bogais and Justin Hastings provided predictions for China in 2017 in this news feature. Click to read.
Read the latest report by Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) on Sino-US military exchanges between 2001-2016. Click here for the full report.