Security Challenges

Security Challenges is an Indo-Pacific publishing platform focused on security across its many domains – both policy and geographical. The journal reflects the Institute for Regional Security’s commitment to exploring ideas and actionable policy recommendations to assist Governments in the region to meet challenges to peace and prosperity and to exploit opportunities that will arise in their future security environment.

Security Challenges is being relaunched on a new digital platform under a new Editorial Group in the second half of 2023.


ISSN 2653-5475 (online)
ISSN 1833-1459 (print)



The Chair of the Editorial Group is Dr Michael Rainsborough, Professor of Strategic Theory at the Australian War College and Deakin University.

Papers may be submitted on any of the themes and issues addressed in The Institute’s paper Securing Peace and Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.

Papers will soon be called for by Domain Editors on security in Southeast Asia; in South Asia; in East Africa; on military lessons from Ukraine; on human rights; on peace-building; and on applied history.

Information for contributors can be found here.

Our new Editorial group includes:

  • Professor Sascha Dov Bachmann, University of Canberra
  • Professor Ajay Darshan Behera, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Professor David Lowe, Deakin University, Melbourne
  • Professor Arata Kuno, Asia University, Tokyo
  • Professor Makumi Mwagiru, University of Nairobi
  • A/Professor Zahid Ahmed, UAE National Defence College, Abu Dhabi
  • A/Professor Ahmed Hashim, Australian War College, Canberra
  • A/Professor Aki Tonami, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo
  • A/Professor Pichamon Yeophantong, Australian War College, Canberra
  • A/Professor Charmaine Willoughby, De La Salle University, Manilla

The Institute is committed to expanding domain coverage and expertise and welcomes submissions to head new domains in the areas of cyber, advanced technologies, economic security, environmental security, space, transnational and organised crime, and extremism & terrorism.

Research Domains:

  • Military Security
  • Human Security
  • Economic Security
  • Pacific Island States
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Asia
  • East Africa
  • Antarctica and Arctic
  • Peace & Conflict
  • International Law and Security
  • Applied History

Further information

Access to Security Challenges Archives can be found here

Information for contributors and submissions can be found here

Information for prospective domain editors can be found here

Publication and administrative information about the journal can be found here

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