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Professor UNSW Canberra Cyber, UNSW Sydney

Professor at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) and head of the program on Cyber, Space and Future Conflict at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He set up the Research Group on Cyber War and Peace at UNSW Canberra and its Master's Degree in cyber war and peace. He has worked in Europe for 15 years, in peace NGOs and at the world-renowned peace studies centre at Bradford 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 ten books as author, co-author, editor or co-editor, including "National Cyber Emergencies:, "Cyber Security Education", "Cyber Security in China", "Cyber Policy in China", "China's Ocean Frontier", "Japan and Greater China", and "The Armed Forces of Russia". Former columnist for "New Europe" (Brussels). As Vice-President of the EastWest Institute from 2006-2011, he led its work on cyber security, counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism, including leadership and supervision of research output. He held a Senior Visiting Fellowship in the Department of War Studies at Kings College London from 2012 to 2014.


  • 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