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.

Read more from the new Director of CISS, James Der Derian, Michael Hintze Chair of International Studies

Latest News

  • The Beginning(s) and End(s) of the International Order

    Professor Glenda Sluga from the School of History and Philosophical Inquiry (SOPHI) presented her work on international politics and order at the past CISS Global Forum held in April. Her notes from the presentation are now available to public on E-IR. Click to read.

  • How much power can the government have?

    CISS associate, Dr. Aim Sinpeng was recently interviewed for SBS World News and SBS Thai to comment on political participation and state censorship of social media in Thailand. Dr. Sinpeng also wrote a memo for the Institute of Asian Research commenting on improving political engagement via Facebook in Thailand.

  • Improving Political Engagement via Facebook in Thailand

    CISS associate, Dr. Aim Sinpeng discusses in her latest blog post on Asia Pacific Memo how Facebook helped improve political engagement in Thailand. Click to read the full memo.

  • What are North Korea's chemical-weapon capabilities?

    CISS Visiting Scholar, Dr. Cindy Vestergaard last week wrote a piece for The Interpreter discussing concerns raised over North Korea's chemical weapon capabilities. Click to read the full article.

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