Discussion Papers


Discussion Papers provide a summary analysis or point-of-view of key issues within the National Security community. 

Authors of papers run closed workshops and engage with leading experts to highlight issues which need to be addressed and offer recommendations.  The Papers are available  electronically in a downloadable and printable format.

The Institute's research is independent and non-partisan. The Institute For Regional Security does not take institutional positions on policy issues nor do sponsors have editorial influence. Accordingly, all views, positions, and conclusions expressed in our publications should be understood to be solely those of the author.

Discussion Paper 1: Waters, Gary Pressing Issues for the 2015 Defence White Paper, 28 February 2014, released April 2014

Discussion Paper 2: Dr Gary Waters and AVM John Blackburn AO (Retd) Looking Upwards to Look Downwards: Contemporary Developments in Australia’s Access to Space May 2014