In an interrelated and increasingly complex, dynamic and globalised security environment, New Zealand faces a range of complex and multifaceted non-traditional threats. They range from trade insecurity to terrorism and transnational crime, disputes over the control and exploitation of resources, and tensions linked to ideological, cultural and religious differences. The volume's contributors include local and international academics alongside experts who have extensive New Zealand security-sector expertise in defence, diplomacy, national security coordination, intelligence, policing, trade security and border management.New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues situates New Zealand within its broader political and regional security context and the various great and minor power tensions occurring within the Asia Pacific and South Pacific regions.It looks at how to protect New Zealand's border and the zones where its interests meet the world;it examines alternative ways of thinking and doing New Zealand's national security; and it looks at looming national security questions.
It aims to provide New Zealanders with a critical awareness of the various salient security trends, challenges and opportunities to initiate a 'whole of society' discussion of security.
Dr William Hoverd is a senior lecturer at Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies. He is a social scientist with a specific interest in critical research into New Zealand security issues and religious diversity. Dr Carl Bradley holds a PhD from the School of Humanities and Social Science (Classic Department), The University of Newcastle, Australia. Carl has over 10 years teaching experience at Massey and a background in leadership and management in the private sector. Nick Nelson is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies. Nick teaches in the areas of terrorism and political violence.