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 2 – 2020

Assessing Terrorism Threats to New Zealand: The role of the Combined Threat Assessment Group
Combined Terrorism Threat Assessment Group (CTAG) 
Keywords: Combined Threat Assessment Group (CTAG), Threat Assessment, National Terrorism Threat Level, National Security System.

Reframing New Zealand’s Biosecurity Conversation Post-Covid-19: An Argument for Integrating Interspecies Concerns
McDonald, D. A.
Keywords: Biosecurity, COVID-19, Human Health, National Security, New Zealand.

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


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