Units of Study

CISS6002 - Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Rory Michael Medcalf


This unit focuses on the strategic dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region and the security challenges it faces. It combines a grounding in International Relations theory, and concepts of strategy and security, with series of dedicated country profiles. Issues such as great power rivalry, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, piracy, and environmental degradation are all considered. The overall objective of the unit is to engage with issues and arguments about strategy and security that relate specifically to the Asia-Pacific region. Teaching and learning take place via a combination of lectures, student-led seminars, and independent research.


3000wd essays (2x40%), oral presentation (10%) and participation (10%)


1x3-hr seminar/week

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