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 4
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Special Issue

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

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

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