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

  • Charlie Hebdo's Irreverent Role in French Life

    University of Sydney's Charlotte Epstein explains Charlie Hebdo's irreverent role in French life. She speaks with Bloomberg TV's Asia Edge with Angie Lau.

  • WHO must remain a strong global health leader post Ebola

    An open letter of support for the World Health Organization authored by CISS' Adam Kamradt-Scott, and signed by 94 other public health and international relations experts, has today been published in The Lancet.

  • Benjamin Goldsmith to give poster presentation on his research at the 2015 Asian Political Methodology Conference, Taiwan

    CISS Associate Benjamin Goldsmith will be in Taipei, Taiwan this January 8-9th to give a poster presentation on his research "Political Competition and the Initiation of International Conflict: A New Perspective on the Institutional Foundations of Democratic Peace".

  • 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.