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

  • Tsuneo Nishida meets CISS Faculty

    A group of CISS faculty met Mr. Nishida to discuss future collaborations with the University of Sydney

  • CISS articles top Australian Book Review's most read articles of the past year

    Two articles produced by CISS members have topped the best read articles of 2014 in the Australian Book Review.

  • CISS Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan on Nuclear Politics in Asia

    Asia remains a region of vertical and potential horizontal nuclear proliferation, despite the limited progress in the early 1990s. Driven by a combination of threat perceptions, domestic factors, and lack of effective multilateral security institutions, the region continues to face significant proliferation challenges. Find his chapter in The Oxford Handbook of the Internaitonal Relations of Asia.

  • Religious apartheid in Myanmar

    The latest article by CISS associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais on Myanmar has been published by the Asian Studies Association of Australia. In this article Dr Bogais writes that "the term ‘Religious apartheid in Myanmar’ is an appropriate term to use to describe the racial violence and segregation that is enshrined at all levels of Myanmar institutions and state practices against the Rohyngya people.