2016 • 2 years, 4 months • International Peace & Security
The Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney aims to produce world-class research to improve understanding of real world political phenomena. This award expands upon a framework developed under a previous award to improve understanding about how illicit nuclear trafficking networks operate, including dual-use supply chains and knowledge networks of countries with emerging civil nuclear energy programs. The project yields recommendations that government, industry, and civil society could adopt to increase the difficulty, costs, and likelihood of detection of illicit proliferation-sensitive transactions. This is an International Peace and Security program tie-off award that is designed to solidify the gains of the previous award in developing a novel approach to nonproliferation.
2013 • 2 years, 2 months • International Peace & Security
Founded in 2007, the mission of the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney is to increase understanding of the United States in Australia. Its core activities span the study of politics and policy, economics and business, culture and society. This project aims to examine the implications of China’s rise for American security partnerships in Asia—particularly regarding Burma, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It seeks to understand how key Southeast Asian countries balance their relations with the U.S. and China. Funds would be used for partial staff salaries, travel, commissioned research, honoraria, consultants, and publications.
2012 • 3 years, 6 months • International Peace & Security
The Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney aims to produce world class research to improve understanding of real world political phenomena. "Technology and Knowledge Transfer in Nuclear Proliferation Networks: Towards an Integrative Framework" will investigate new ways to identify and exploit vulnerabilities of nuclear component-, material- and knowledge-trafficking networks. This will inform intelligence gathering and policy analysis and refine security measures and policy on counter- and non-proliferation, counter-terrorism and nuclear security. Funds will be used for teaching relief, research assistants, presentation of results, external assessment, travel to present findings and conduct workshops and outreach.