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Our researchers in this area concentrate on long-standing and emerging challenges in national, regional and global security, with a particular focus on: Australian defence and security policy; the Asia-Pacific region; nuclear weapons; human security; and global security governance. We pursue a range of interests: managing strategic stability and preventing conflict; relations with a rising China; military diplomacy; nuclear arms control and disarmament; security ethics; and the politics of security. Our researchers are also leaders in applying non-traditional approaches such as human security, resilience and cosmopolitanism to new security challenges: climate change; natural disasters; systemic insecurity; ethnic conflict; terrorism; and post-modern conflicts. The Academy Library’s unrivalled collections in defence and security studies make this an ideal venue for this type of research.