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 4

Maritime Connections between New Zealand and Sri Lanka: Connected by Empire, Separated by Distance
Senaratne, Bhagya & Nicklin, Germana 
Keywords: British Empire, Island-state, Maritime Security, Maritime Connections, New Zealand, Sri Lanka

A Counter-Drone Strategy for New Zealand
Shelley, Andrew. V.
Keywords:Civil Aviation Bill, counter-drone, drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems,
risk analysis, security strategy

The Violent Extremism Ideological Framework Explained
Authored by The Combined Threat Assessment Group (CTAG)

Understanding National Security as Contextual: The Implications for Small State Defence Policy
Johanson, T.
Keywords: National Security, military forces, small states, defence policy, international security

Book Review – ‘Outlaw Bikers and Ancient Warbands: Hyper-Masculinity and Cultural Continuity’
Authored by Carl Bradley, Springer Nature, 2021
Reviewed by Damien Rogers

Volume 3, Issue 4
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Special Issue

Introduction – SIPRI Special Issue
(Updated 01 March 2022)
by Rouben Azizian & Lora Saalman

The South Asia Stability-Instability Paradox Under the Nuclear Shadow
Brewster, David
Keywords: Nuclear Deterrence, South Asia, Stability-Instability Paradox

Developing a Framework for Evaluating Nuclear Risks in South Asia
Jingdong Yuan
Keywords: No First Use, Nuclear Risks, South Asia, Technologies, Nuclear Escalation,
Nuclear Doctrine

Challenges in Nuclear Posture and Deterrence from India’s Perspective
Sharma, Armit
Keywords: South Asia, Terrorism, Nuclear Flashpoint, Strategic Stability

Challenges in Nuclear Posture and Deterrence from Pakistan’s Perspective
Sultan, Adil
Keywords: Cold Start Strategy, Pro-active Operations Strategy, Full Spectrum Deterrence, No First Use, South Asia

Challenges in Nuclear Posture and Deterrence from China’s Perspective
Wang Dehua
Keywords: South Asia, Nuclear, Deterrence, Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Understanding Nuclear Postures, Weapons and Technologies in South Asia
Khanijo, Roshan
Keywords: Emerging Technologies, Strategic Stability, Second-strike Capability, Full-Spectrum Deterrence, Asymmetric Warfare

Exploring the Impact of Submarine Saturation on Strategic Stability in South Asia 
Kupriyanov, Alexey
Keywords: Indian Ocean, People’s Liberation Army Navy, Indian Navy, Pakistan Navy, Submarine

Evaluating the Intersection of Technology and Nuclear Escalation in South Asia
Chen, Kaiman
Keywords: nuclear escalation, Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, South Asia

Addressing Nuclear Challenges, Misperceptions and Geopolitics in South Asia
Chaudhry, Aizaz Ahmad
Keywords: South Asia, Strategic Stability, Nuclear Deterrence, Confidence-building Measures

Nuclear Posture and Technology Trends in South Asia and Ways Ahead
Stefanovich, Dmitry
Keywords: South Asia, nuclear weapons, strategic stability, arms control, nuclear proliferation, emerging technologies

Volume 3, Issue 3

Quantifying the Cost of Drone-Related Threats in New Zealand
Shelley, Andrew. V.
Keywords: Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Risk Analysis, Terrorism

Reconfiguring the Relationship Between Intelligence Professionals and the Public: A First Step Towards Democratising New Zealand’s National Security?
Rogers, Damien & Mawdsley, Shaun
Keywords: Terrorism, Public inquiries, Official Secrecy, Transparency, Expertise

Understanding Lone-Actor Terrorists: The Global Context and How it can be Applied to New Zealand
Tillett, Josinta
Keywords: Lone-Actor Terrorist, Terrorism, New Zealand, al- Qaeda, Islamic State, Right Wing Extremism, Risk Indicators, Protective Factors

Covid-19 and the China Challenge: Interrogating the Domestic-International Nexus in Beijing’s Coronavirus Response
Ho, Benjamin Tze Ern
Keywords: Covid-19, China, Beijing, Coronavirus, Coronavirus responseinternational politics, Asia-Pacific

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.

Book Review – ‘Mosul: Australia’s Secret War Inside the ISIS Caliphate
Authored by Ben McKelvey, Hachette Australia, 2020
Reviewed by John Battersby

Book Review – ‘The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America’
Authored by Jim Sciutto, Harper, 2019
Reviewed by John Battersby

Book Review – ‘Spooked: The Secret Rise of Private Spies’
Authored by Barry Meier, Spectre Publishers, 2021
Reviewed by John Battersby


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