2010 News

CISS lecturer Dr Tom Wilkins visits Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Dr Wilkins’ visit to Beijing under the ASSA-CASS Exchange Program took place 10-21 May, 2010. CASS kindly organised a comprehensive program of visits, meetings, participation in local events, and lunches, as well opportunities to learn more about Beijing/China through guided and self-exploration. More


CISS students recreate WW2 28 Oct 2010

By 1942-3 The Wehrmacht and Red Army lie in ruins, the Imperial Japanese Army is deep into Siberia and the Russian heartland. The British Empire is intact with strategic bombers reducing Germany to rubble and the Indian army locked in a bloody embrace with the Japanese forces in Indochina. British-Canadian forces are firmly ashore in Western Europe and Norway. Churchill is a very contented man. Great things were expected of the US Pacific Fleet, but its progress in rolling up Japanese forces clustered in the Indian Ocean has been sluggish. Japan has made great advances into Eurasia, but exhausted its manpower in the process? By 1942-3 The Wehrmacht and Red Army lie in ruins, the Imperial Japanese Army is deep into Siberia and the Russian heartland. The British Empire is intact with strategic bombers reducing Germany to rubble and the Indian army locked in a bloody embrace with the Japanese forces in Indochina. British-Canadian forces are firmly ashore in Western Europe and Norway. Churchill is a very contented man. Great things were expected of the US Pacific Fleet, but its progress in rolling up Japanese forces clustered in the Indian Ocean has been sluggish. Japan has made great advances into Eurasia, but exhausted its manpower in the process? More


CISS Students at Kokoda Young Strategic Leaders Congress 22 Jul 2010

Two CISS students, Jenna Heim and John Bonnici, were selected to attend the 6th Young Strategic Leaders Congress run by the Kokoda Foundation in May. To read a review of the Congress click through below. More


CISS Director participates in National Forum with the Prime Minister 01 Jun 2010

On May 25th CISS Director, Professor Alan Dupont, participated in a national forum hosted by Asialink Asia Society. The forum, 'Mapping our future in the Asian Century', brought together 130 specialists and stakeholders from business, the arts, government, academia and the health and development areas in Parliament House, Canberra. More


PhD Candidate conducting fieldwork on Food Security in the Philipines 01 May 2010

CISS PhD candidate, Ben Shepherd, recently received one only three fellowships from the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies - Asia.More


Release of new report on Conflict Prevention in SE Asia and the South Pacific 01 May 2010

In a new report for the Centre for International Cooperation at New York University, CISS Adjunct A/Prof Elsina Wainwright examines the conflict prevention framework in SE Asia and the South Pacific. The report makes key recommendations for capacity building in the region to ensure potential threats are identified and and appropriately managed. More


CISS Lecturer Dr Sarah Phillips releases Carnegie Paper on Yemen 01 Mar 2010

Western policy makers are scrambling to respond decisively to Yemen's instability after the failed Christmas Day attack on a U.S. passenger jet was tied to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. But there are limits to how much foreign intervention can accomplish - Yemen's political system needs to become less centralized and more inclusive, concludes a new paper by Sarah Phillips. More