Working Paper 04 The Changing Security Paradigm
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Working Paper 04 The Changing Security Paradigm: The Post-Cold War World, Globalisation, Ethno-Nationalism and the Effect on Australia’s Security

This paper analyses how global factors may influence the Australian national security policy and framework. It addresses Australia’s outlook after the end of the Cold War and its initial conceptualisation of the ‘New World Order’. In looking at what happened to the New World Order, it attempts to identify where Australia fits in to the new global security paradigm. The paper goes on to assess the salient issues of the New World Order, such as globalisation and ethno-nationalism, that Australian policymakers need to address in their decision-making in the next decade. In doing so, it identifies the specific characteristics of globalisation and ethno-nationalism that Australian security planners need to comprehend in order to participate effectively in global security dynamics.The exigencies of Australia’s security are also briefly addressed in the context of the changes to the international order this decade. The paper also briefly situates Australia’s position in regard to its critical bilateral alliance with the United States and its relationships in the region.

By
Carl Oatley
Working Paper 03 Kosovo Targeting
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Working Paper 03 Kosovo Targeting - A Bureaucratic and Legal Nightmare: The Implications for US/Australian Interoperability

Immediately prior to Operation Allied Force,2 President Clinton of the United States of America (US) announced to the nation that he would not commit ground troops to Kosovo. It was to be an air war — a re-run of the successful use of air power in Operation Desert Storm in the 1991 Gulf War — and a strategy conducive to ‘zero casualties’ for US forces. This essay discusses how the legal and moral judgements of leaders were challenged.

By
Kathryn Cochrane
Working Paper 02 The Application of Risk Management Methods to the Employment of Civilians in an Area of Operations
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Working Paper 02 The Application of Risk Management Methods to the Employment of Civilians in an Area of Operations

The ADF is increasingly reliant on civilian industry for the provision of various support services. Commercial support options may be loosely divided into two types: those that aim to replace Service-provided support with a commercial equivalent, and those that aim to augment or provide additional support options by facilitating the use of commercial providers without impact on the Services’ force structures.

By
Peter McLennan
Working Paper 01 Space Operations
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Working Paper 01 Space Operations: An Australian Perspective

The aim of this paper is to identify aspects of space operations that might be expected to play a part in the operation of the Australian Defence Force in the future. ... The paper proposes the following four operational concepts for achievement of space superiority: control of the regional space environment, regional engagement augmentation, complementing full force integration and space collaboration."

By
Scott Wallis and David Fogg
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