Chasing the Norm

Australian academic and blogger on politics, international relations, and culture

About Me



I am a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. My research interests include Australian foreign and defence policy, middle powers and Asia-Pacific security. My recent books are ‘Winning the Peace: Australia’s campaign to change the Asia-Pacific’ (MUP, 2015) and ‘Asia-Pacific Security: An Introduction’ (Georgetown University Press, 2016). I am the editor of the Centre of Gravity policy paper series, a co-editor of the journal Security Challenges and a frequent media commentator for both Australian and Asia-Pacific press.