National Security Journal (NSJ)

The National Security Journal (NSJ) is an open access journal that aims to provide a platform for the dissemination of high quality academic and professional research on national security topics relating to New Zealand and its regional environment.

Volume 2, Issue 1 – 2020

Editorial – Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020
By Rouben Azizian, Editor-in-Chief & John Battersby, Managing Editor

In Search of a Legal Solution to the Weaponisation of Space: A Russian Perspective 
Zvedre, Y. K.
Keywords: Weaponisation of Space, Principles and Norms Governing Peaceful Exploration of Outer Space, Anti-satellite Weapon Systems, Further Development of International Space Law, Initiatives to Prevent Deployment of Attack Weapons in Space, Space Security.

New Zealand’s Counter-terrorism Strategy: A Critical Assessment
Battersby, J., Ball, R., & Nelson, N.
Keywords: New Zealand, Counter-terrorism, Violent Extremism, Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism National Strategy, Political Violence, Stolberg, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Terrorism

Maintaining Social Licence for Government Use of False Social Media Personas
Cleaver, O. & Nicklin, G.
Keywords: SOCMINT, Social Media Policy, Facebook, False Personas, Social Licence, Privacy, Public Expectations, Trust and Confidence, Security, Intelligence

The Inconsistent Usage of the Terms “Extremism” and “Terrorism” Around the Christchurch Mosque Attacks
Vandenberg, H. & Hoverd, W.
Keywords: Christchurch Terror Attack, National Security, Extremism, Terrorism, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Counter Terrorism, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, New Zealand Police and the Government Communication Security Bureau

Outlaw Bikers and Patched Street Gangs: The Nexus Between Violence and Shadow Economy
Bradley, C.
Keywords: Outlaw Bikers, Patched Street Gangs, Shadow Economics, Violence, Aotearoa New Zealand

Why This Time is Different: The North Korea Crisis and New Zealand’s Interests
Steff, R.
Keywords: New Zealand, North Korea, Northeast Asia, Trump Administration, Balance of Power, Nuclear Proliferation, Rapprochement

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Volume 1, Issue 1 – 2019

Editorial – Welcome to the National Security Journal
By Rouben Azizian, Editor-in-Chief

Time for a National Security Strategy
Rothery, C.

The Changing New Zealand National Security Environment: New Threats, New Structures, and New Research
Hoverd, W. J.

The Ghost of New Zealand’s Terrorism Past and Present
Battersby, J. M.

Research Approaches to Terrorism: A Way Forward for New Zealand
Barnett, E. & Nelson, N. R.

Counterfeiting in the Primary Industry Sector and the Threat to New Zealand’s Economy
Ball, R. & Quirke, S.

Securing Public Places: New Zealand’s Private Security Sector as a National Security Enabler
Dynon, N.


Disclaimer – Views expressed in contributions to the National Security Journal are those of the authors, they do not necessarily reflect the views of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies.  Any errors of fact are the responsibility of the authors.

ISSN (print) 2703-1926     ISSN (online) 2703-1934