Defence and Security Policy, Law and Ethics

Analysing, assessing and articulating Australia’s strategic ambitions, including Defence capabilities, relies on a thorough understanding of its social, ethical, legal, political and economic needs.

UWA’s expertise in Defence and Security Policy, law and ethics analyses and investigates Australia’s strategic ambitions, economic position and defence needs. Similarly, UWA has significant research capacity in understanding the global security landscape, particularly in the Indo-pacific region including Australia, China, Indonesia, India, Korea, east Africa and the United States.

UWA competitive advantage

  • Strategic defence analysis and national security policy law and ethics.
  • Political decision making and effective diplomacy.
  • Economics and effective resourcing of defence services.
  • Geo-politics, international relations and law, geography, alliances, capabilities and strategic ends, including energy security and supply lines, and security of other critical
    resources and related economic needs.
  • Determinants of terrorism.
  • Indo-Pacific security.
  • Laws of the sea and transnational crime such as maritime piracy, illegal fishing and trafficking.

Key contact

UWA Defence and Security Institute

Phone: +61 8 6488 4742

Outcomes and impact