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 3, Issue 2 – Women and Security Special Issue

Guest Editorial – Women and Security Special Issue
by Dr Negar Partow

From Hijackings to Right-Wing Extremism: The Drivers of New Zealand’s Counter-terrorism Legislation 1977 – 2020
Webb, Sheridan

Keywords: Terrorism, Counter Terrorism, International Terrorism (Emergency Powers) Act, Terrorism Suppression Act, Christchurch terror attack, Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill, Foreign Terrorist Fighters.

Using Communication Strategies to Operationalise United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
Bibby, Claire
Keywords: New Zealand Police, International Security, Peacekeeping, Asia-Pacific, Gender, Communication, Image, Visual Representation, Language, Culture and Religion, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.

Evolution of the Abortion Law and Its Practice in Poland Against the Background of the Current Legal Framework in New Zealand
Eska-Mikołajewska, Justyna 
Keywords: Abortion Ban, Poland, Abortion Legislation Reform, Abortion Legislation Act, New Zealand.

Community Policing and the Syrian Refugee Community in Wellington District
Tohill, Yvette
Keywords: New Zealand Police, refugee communities, Syrian refugees, Wellington, New Zealand, Syrian Civil War, re-settlement, refugee experiences, Community Policing, ethnicity.

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.

Book Review – ‘Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists’
Authored by Julia Ebner, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020
Reviewed by Nicola Macaulay

Volume 3, Issue 1 – Indo-Pacific Special Issue

Editors Foreword – Indo-Pacific Special Issue
by Nicholas Khoo and Alex Tan

The Trump Administration and the United States’ China Engagement Policy
Khoo, Nicholas
Keywords: US engagement policy, Sino-US conflict, identity, neorealism, state interests, distribution of capabilities, New Zealand non-alignment. 

The Biden Administration and New Zealand’s Strategic Options: Asymmetric Hedging, Tight Five Eyes Alignment, and Armed Neutrality
Steff, Reuben
Keywords: Small States, Great Power Competition, New Zealand, United States, Five Eyes, China, South Pacific, Indo Pacific, South Pacific, Hedging, Armed Neutrality, Shelter Theory, Biden Administration.

Securing the Maritime Domain: U.S. and New Zealand in a Bordered Pacific
Nicklin, Germana
Keywords: Maritime security, Pacific, borderscape, Indo-Pacific, United States, New Zealand.

The Philippines’ Institutionalised Alliance with the US: Surviving Duterte’s China Appeasement Policy
Wong, Andrea Chloe & Tan, Alexander C.
Keywords: US, Philippines, Security partnership, alliance institutionalisation, President Rodrigo Duterte.

Rethinking Threat in China’s South Pacific Presence
Noakes, Stephen
Keywords: China, threat theory, geopolitics, Belt and Road Initiative, Pacific Island Countries, Indo-Pacific.


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