Current Projects 

Maritime Project - Commenced

The Institute For Regional Security’s Maritime Project is a major 18-month long research project designed to improve public awareness, encourage discussion and inform national security focus on sea power and maritime capability, and its application to the security of Australia’s national interests. 
There are three phases to the project, each comprising a series of facilitated workshops and research activities with diverse senior leaders. Each phase will culminate in the publication of an IFRS Kokoda Paper.

Phase 1 – Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (Expected publication launch – Oct 2018).
Phase 2 – Theatre Anti-Submarine Warfare (TASW)
Phase 3 – Ship building as a whole of national enterprise.

Countering Transnational Organised Crime & Global Terrorism Project – Scoping Phase

The links between transnational organised crime and terrorism are well documented, however the pathways to countering these threats to our regional security are less clear. The proliferation and sophistication of technology, the levels of interconnectedness provided by globalisation, and the adaptability of crime groups mean that traditional ways of dealing with these security threats are inadequate. This project aims to bring together leaders in key national security agencies, with academics and other experts to think innovatively and identify new strategies (particularly in relation to the use of technology) to counter these threats and position ourselves for a secure future.    


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