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Volume 5, Issue 1
New Zealand and Counter Terrorism Special Issue

Coming soon . . . .

Volume 4

Counter Terrorism: Intelligence and the Fire Service
Miletta, Samuel
Keywords: Counter-terrorism, intelligence, network fusion, fire service, national security

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

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

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