Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan's review article on US-China relations in the Asia-Pacific was recently published in the Chatham House flagship journal International Affairs. Click to read the review article.
On the occasion of the the Australian premiere of 'Zero Days' at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, the Centre for International Security Studies presents this special podcast of a conversation between CISS Director James Der Derian and the award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, recorded shortly after the remarkable trifecta screenings at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival of Gibney's 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief'; 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown'; and 'Steve Job: The Man in the Machine.'
CISS Associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais wrote a piece for the Middle East Institute introducing the current crisis in the South China Sea and reflecting on the 1956 Suez Crisis. The article criticises the strategies used by leading states to become the "dominant identity" by provoking violence in seemingly non-violent environments for one purpose only: maintaining hegemony.
CISS Associate, Dr. Christopher Neff has commented on the recent Orlando shooting on ABC's program The Drum and The Canberra Times.
ESRC GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY WORKSHOP: 'Examining the role of the private sector in health-related humanitarian response'
The entry of for-profit organisations in health-related humanitarian response has been a relatively new phenomenon, but the move towards what some have described as the “privatization” of humanitarian response has been observed across multiple humanitarian-related areas and activities, particularly in the areas of medical aid, surveillance and logistics. Visit this post to watch the individual video presentations from the ESRC Public Lecture.
Professor James Der Derian and Dr. Sarah Phillips represented the Centre at last Friday's New Voices Conference on Technology, Terrorism and the State in the 21st Century, hosted by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Canberra.
CISS congratulates recent Masters of International Security and International Relations graduates[19 May 2016]
CISS would like to congratulate all recent graduates of the Masters of International Security, Masters of International Relations, and honours students.
Christopher Neff discusses queer politics and the American General Election on ABC's Planet America[17 May 2016]
CISS Associate, Dr. Christopher Neff recently joined the panel on ABC's television show Planet America to discuss the American presidential race, and queer politics.
The quest for quantum on Future Tense[16 May 2016]
CISS Director James Der Derian recently featured on ABC Radio's Future Tense to discuss the implications of quantum computing on peace and security.
CISS Associate, Adjunct Associate Professor Jonathan Bogais, who just returned from Myanmar on a UN conflict resolution mission, wrote an article for Asian Currents, the journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia on the challenges faced by Myanmar's new government to curb the country's systemic violence. Click to read.
How Duterte won the election on Facebook[12 May 2016]
CISS Associate, Dr. Aim Sinpeng recently contributed to the New Mandala blog on the recent presidential election in the Philippines focusing on the impact of Duterte's social media campaign. Click to read.
Dr. Sarah Phillips's latest journal article on Somaliland's dependence for western statebuilding interventions in post-conflict situations has just been published on International Affairs via Open Access. Click to read.
Where does Taiwan stand on the South China Sea?[9 May 2016]
CISS Research Intern Jiye Kim recently wrote an op-ed article on the newly elected Taiwanese president's South China Sea policy. Click to read.
If popularity Trumps security[5 May 2016]
CISS Associate Colin Wight recently wrote an op-ed for the Security Solutions magazine about Donald Trump's popularity and current views of foreign policy. Click to read.
The Quantum Control Lab at the University of Sydney's newly launched Nanoscience Hub has been awarded a multimillion dollar grant for research in quantum computing by the US office of the Director of National Intelligence, reported by the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday.