International Security Research

Our researchers work at the intersection of law, public policy, and international cooperation to support ecological sustainability and manage the impact of human-induced environmental change. 

What are the threats, risks and opportunities that military forces will face in the future? We seek to understand how climate change, rapid advances in technology, and unconventional forms of warfare are changing operational environments.


Bringing together international relations, political theory, and moral philosophy we debate and address ethical questions in international politics.

We utilise expertise in international law, strategy, and naval affairs to tackle maritime security concerns such as human security, maritime crime and the ‘blue economy’.

New advances in space technology and science potentially open up whole new worlds for humans to explore. However, not all innovation is positive, and even the development of ‘good’ technologies can have negative outcomes.