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Successful professional development course in international and regional security delivered

09 February 2018

A group of seven Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) students from Beijing, China have successfully completed the first professional development course in international and regional security on Wellington Campus. They reported that the two-day intensive course had been very worthwhile for them to learn a global view on security from the informed lecturers at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. They were presented with background information on the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific and Syria which they found enlightening and thought-provoking. The students were presented with their certificates by the Defence Attache from the Chinese Embassy.

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China’s strategic outlook: expanding its footprint or just finding its feet?

26 January 2018

In a Line of Defence interview, Dr Marc Lanteigne explores the notion of China as an ‘expansionist’ power.  China’s expansionary approach to its economic and political influence is now widely acknowledged, as is the expanding footprint of its rapidly modernising military. Should this be cause for alarm, or is it ‘fair enough’ for an emerging world power that was – until very recently – a largely passive player in world affairs?

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CDSS welcomes visiting scholars

19 January 2018

CDSS has welcomed two resident visiting scholars this month. Dr Tadashi Iwami from International Pacific United (IPU) Tertiary Institution in Palmerston North will be at Massey University's Manawatu Campus until March 2018.  His primary research interests are in the field of International Relations, together with a regional focus on Asia, particularly Japan. He is an International Relations Lecturer at IPU and Co-Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Palmerston North Branch.  

Dr Egemen Bezci has been a post-doctoral researcher at Stockholm University at the Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS). He will be at at Massey University until July 2018 and his research will focus on asymmetric security alliances with a particular focus on Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. He has recently edited a special volume on Kurdish politics following the referendum of September 2017. Dr Bezci is currently based on Wellington Campus.

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