The research we conduct addresses some of the most pressing issues affecting global security. We carry out a range of investigations to maintain the environment and protect the most vulnerable occupants of our planet today, and to ensure weâ€™re well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow.
Through our unique relationship with the Australian Defence Force and defence industries we're helping to secure our world.
We exploreÂ significant socio-political changes affecting the Asia Pacific Region in areas such as gender, religion, development, and security.
Our researchersÂ workÂ at the intersection ofÂ law, public policy, and international cooperationÂ toÂ support ecological sustainability andÂ manageÂ the impact of human-induced environmental change.
What are the threats, risks and opportunities that military forces will face in the future? We seek to understand howÂ climate change, rapid advances in technology, and unconventional forms of warfare areÂ changingÂ operational environments.
Bringing together international relations, political theory and moral philosophy, we debate and address ethical questions in international politics.
We utilise expertise in international law, strategy, and naval affairs to tackleÂ maritime security concerns such as human security, maritime crime and the â€˜blue economyâ€™.
New advances in space technology and science open new worlds for humans to explore. However, not all innovation is positive, and even the development of â€˜goodâ€™ technologies can have negative outcomes.