Professor UNSW Canberra Cyber, UNSW

Professor at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) and a Professorial Fellow, EastWest Institute (New York). International security specialist. He leads the Research Group on Cyber War and Peace at UNSW Canberra. He has worked in Europe for 15 years, in peace NGOs and peace studies at a university. Five years at ANU in international relations. Roles in government and public policy in Australia (defence intelligence, Senate Committee Secretary, Ministerial Adviser). One year with Sydney Morning Herald. Published seven books as author, co-author, editor or co-editor, including "Cyber Policy in China", "China's Ocean Frontier", "Japan and Greater China", and "The Armed Forces of Russia". Former columnist for "New Europe" (Brussels) and current contributor to "the Diplomat" and "The Strategist". As Vice-President of the EastWest Institute, he led its work on counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism, including leadership and supervision of research output.


  • 2012–present
    Professorial fellow, EastWest Institute
  • 2016–present
    Professor, UNSW Canberra (Australian Centre for Cyber Security)
  • 2011–2013
    Visiting Senior Fellow, Kings College London, Dept of War Studies
  • 2006–2011
    Vice-President, EastWest Institute
  • 2004–2006
    Director of Research, Foreign Policy Centre London
  • 2003–2004
    Principal Research Fellow, Peace Studies Centre Bradford
  • 2000–2003
    Asia program Director/Director of Research then consultant, International Crisis Group Brussels
  • 1994–1999
    Research Fellow/Fellow/Senior Lecturer, ANU
  • 1992–1994
    Ministerial Adviser, Defence and Foreign Affairs
  • 1991–1992
    Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Sydney Morning Herald
  • 1976–1991
    Senior/intelligence analyst, Defence Intelligence Organization
  • 1989–1990
    Secretary, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade
  • 1983–1986
    First Secretary, Australian Commission Hong Kong


  • 1994 
    ANU, Ph D
  • 1985 
    ANU, Master of International Law
  • 1973 
    University of Queensland, BA (Hons)


  • 2014
    Cyber Policy in China, Polity, Cambridge UK
  • 2007
    Energy and Conflict Prevention , Madariaga European Foundation
  • 2001
    Japan and Greater China: Political Economy and military Power in the Asian Century, Uni of Hawaii Press
  • 2001
    Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy (co-editor), Asia Pacific Press, then ANU ePress
  • 2000
    The Armed Forces of Russia in Asia (co-author), I B Tauris
  • 1998
    China's Ocean Frontier: International Law, Military Force and National Development, Allen & Unwin
  • 1997
    Missile Diplomacy and Taiwan's Future: Innovations in Politics and Military Power, ANU