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Thought Leadership

The Institute for Regional Security focuses its research on the peace, stability and prosperity of the peoples of Indo-Pacific Region, a region that stretches from Kiribati in the east through South East Asia to India in the West, the Antarctic in the south through the South China Sea to the Korean peninsula and Japan in the north. Moving into the third decade of the 21st century, this is a region of significant economic growth and dynamism, but also of strategic competition and risk.

Indo-Pacific Region

Our research addresses security as a complex human construct to be understood and forged across multiple, interdependent human, economic, civil/civic, defence, natural, energy, and cyber policy domains.


Security Challenges

A multi-disciplinary journal for decision-makers and academics in security policy

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The Regionalist

The Regionalist is an opinion and dialogue site on current issues in security policy making available only to Members. It has particular interest in giving opportunity to young policy makers and researchers to publish their ideas and thinking.

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Occasional Papers

Arising from a research project, or as an occasional contribution on an issue of significance, the Institute publishes research and Occasional Papers. Where the subject matter relates directly to the defence and security of Australia, the research is published as a ‘Kokoda Paper’.

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Digital Engagement and Diplomacy

The Institute is committed to using succinct digital infographics to inform and engage policy makers and the public on current security issues.

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