Lecturer in International Relations & Security Studies, Curtin University

Dr. Ben Rich focuses his research on Middle Eastern affairs, political violence, insurgency and international relations. He is an expert on Saudi affairs, military policy and power politics in the Persian Gulf.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, Curtin University
  • 2016–2016
    Lecturer, University of New England
  • 2011–2015
    Tutor, Monash University


  • 2016 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2011 
    Monash, BA Hons


  • 2015
    The Impact of Jihadist Foreign Fighters on Indigenous Secular-Nationalist Causes: Contrasting Chechnya and Syria, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
  • 2012
    Gulf War 4.0: Iran, Saudi Arabia and the complexification of the Persian Gulf equation, Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations