The strategic order and the nature of conflict are both changing. Security competition between nations and military strategy are growing in complexity even as new transnational challenges deepen. The Lowy Institute’s experts in security and defence, under the International Security Program, research changing strategic relations, security architecture, nuclear strategy and arms control, military postures, and defence and intelligence policy. We also track emerging security trends and threats, whether for Australia, Asia or the world.
The Lowy Institute’s team of experts have backgrounds in intelligence, diplomacy and the military, ensuring that our analysis is practical and policy-relevant. Sustained engagement with governments and militaries, combined with global and regional networks of other security experts, helps keep this research at the leading edge internationally.