B Arts (Hons), M Arts (International Relations), PhD
Dean (Research), Griffith Business School
BiographyAndrew is Dean (Research) and Professor of Political Science in the Griffith Business School. Prior to being appointed Dean in April 2016, he was Head of the School of Government and International Relations (2014-2016) and Director of the Griffith Asia Institute (2010-2014). Before coming to Griffith in 2010, Andrew was Associate Head (Research) in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Flinders University, and prior to entering academia he worked as a Commonwealth public servant. Andrew’s research expertise focuses on the intersection of strategic, political, and economic change in Asia with particular emphasis on the security dimension of international relations, and he is a frequent media commentator on these topics. Working in teams, Andrew is the recipient of ARC Discovery and Linkage Project funding, and he has also received competitive industry funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Japan Foundation, and the Department of Defence. He is a former member of the Australian Foreign Minister’s National Consultative Committee on National Security Issues and former advisory board member of the Lowy Institute’s G20 Studies Centre.
- International relations of the Asia-Pacific (with a particular focus on Northeast Asia)
- Strategic studies (with a particular focus on nuclear weapons)
- Australian foreign and defence policy
- International terrorism and counter-terrorism
- O’Neil, A, Clarke, M & Fruhling 2015, Australia’s Nuclear Policy: Reconciling Strategic, Economic and Normative Interests, Ashgate UK, Aldershot. Introduction available here.
- O'Neil, A and Gilley, B (eds.) 2014, Middle Powers and Rise of China, Georgetown University Press, Georgetown.
- O'Neil, A 2013, Asia, the United States, and Extended Deterrence: Atomic Umbrellas in the 21st Century, Routledge, London and New York.
- O'Neil, A, Clarke, M and Fruhling, S 2011, Australia’s Uranium Trade: The Foreign and Domestic Policy Challenges of a Contentious Export, Ashgate, Aldershot,
- O'Neil, A 2007, Nuclear Proliferation in Northeast Asia: The Quest for Security, Palgrave Macmillan, New York and Houndmills.
Journal articles and book chapters (since 2010)
- O’Neil, A. 'Nuclear weapons, the United States and alliances in Europe and Asia: Towards an institutional perspective', Contemporary Security Policy, forthcoming (accepted 2 November 2016), DOI: 10.1080/13523260.2016.1257214 (with Stephan Fruhling).
- O’Neil A. ‘Fraternal Foreign Policy Transfer? Evaluating the Case of Australian Labor and British Labour’, Policy Studies, 37(5), 2016, pp. 456-470.
- O’Neil A. 2016. ‘North Korea’s Fourth Nuclear Test: More Bark…and More Bite?, North Korean Review, 12(1) (commentary piece), pp. 101-106.
- O'Neil, A 2015, ‘South Korea as a Middle Power: Global Ambitions and Looming Challenges’, in Scott Snyder (ed.), Middle Power Korea: Contribution to the Global Agenda, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, pp. 75-89.
- O'Neil, A 2015, ‘The Paradoxes of Vulnerability: Managing North Korea’s Threat to Regional Security’, in Andrew Tan (ed.), Conflict in East Asia, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 172-181.
- O’Neil, A and Cohen, M 2015, ‘Doubts Down Under: American Extended Deterrence, Australia, and the 1999 East Timor Crisis’, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 15(1), pp. 27-52.
- O'Neil, A 2014, 'Australia and Asia's Regional Order in the 21st Century', The Journal of International Relations, 38(1), 2014, pp. 25-44.
- O'Neil, A and Hall, I 2014, ‘Australian Diplomacy and Multilateralism’, in Daniel Baldino, Andrew Carr, and Anthony Langlois (eds.), Australian Foreign Policy: The Key Debates, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 58-74.
- O'Neil, A and Gilley, B 2014, ‘China’s Rise Through the Prism of Middle Powers’, in Bruce Gilley and Andrew O'Neil (eds.), Middle Powers and the Rise of China, Georgetown University Press, Georgetown, pp. 1-22.
- O'Neil, A and Gilley, B 2014, ‘Conclusion: Seeing Beyond Hegemony’, in Bruce Gilley and Andrew O'Neil (eds.) Middle Powers and the Rise of China, Georgetown University Press, Georgetown, pp. 237-257.
- O'Neil, A 2014, 'Command without Control? Nuclear Crisis Instability on the Korean Peninsula’, North Korean Review, 10(1), pp. 7-21.
- O'Neil A, 'China's Rise and the Korean Peninsula', in Jung-Ho Bae and Jae Ku (eds.), China's Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy, Korea Institute for National Unification, Seoul, 2012, pp. 503-525.
- O'Neil, A and Manicom, J 2012, ‘China’s Rise and Middle Power Democracies: Canada and Australia Compared’, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 12(2), 2012, pp. 199-228.
- O'Neil, A 2012, ‘Australia’s Asia White Paper Review and the Dilemmas of Engagement’, Security Challenges, 8(1), pp. 13-18.
- O'Neil, A and Fruhling, S 2012, ‘Nuclear Weapons and Power in the Twenty-First Century’, in Enrico Fels, Jan-Frederik Kremer, and Katharina Kronenberg (eds.), Power in the Twenty-First Century: International Security and International Political Economy in a Changing World, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 81-96.
- O'Neil, A and Fruhling, S 2012, ‘Extended Deterrence, Nuclear Threat Reduction and Great Power Conflict in Asia: An Australian Perspective’, in Rory Medcalf and Fiona Cunningham (eds.), Disarming Doubt: The Future of Extended Nuclear Deterrence in Asia, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney, pp. 91-112
- O'Neil, A 2011, ‘Extended Nuclear Deterrence in East Asia: Redundant or Resurgent?’, International Affairs, 87(6), pp. 1439-1457.
- O'Neil, A 2011, ‘Conceptualizing Future Threats to Australia’s Security’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 46(1), pp. 19-34. Awarded the Mayer Prize by the Australasian Political Studies Association for the best article in 2011.
- O'Neil, A 2011, ‘Australia’s Uranium Trade in Domestic and International Context’, in Michael Clarke, Stephan Fruhling, and Andrew O’Neil (eds.), Australia’s Uranium Trade: The Foreign and Domestic Policy Challenges of a Contentious Export, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 1-12.
- O'Neil, A 2011, ‘Regional, Alliance, and Global Priorities of the Rudd-Gillard Governments’, in James Cotton and John Ravenhill, Middle Power Dreaming: Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010, Oxford University Press, Melbourne,pp. 273-289.
- O'Neil, A and Harris, V 2011, ‘Timor-Leste’s Future(s)’, in Andrew Goldsmith and Vandra Harris (eds.), Security, Development, and Nation-Building in Timor-Leste: Cross-Sectoral Perspectives, Routledge, London, pp. 227-244.
- O'Neil, A 2011, ‘Influence without Power: Commissions of Inquiry and the Australian Intelligence Community’, in Stuart Fearson and Mark Phythian (eds.), Intelligence Services and Commissions of Inquiry, Praeger, New York, pp. 13-28.
- O'Neil, A and Manicom, J 2010 ‘Accommodation, Realignment or Business as Usual? Australia’s Response to a Rising China’, The Pacific Review, 23(1), pp. 23-44.
Recent think pieces
- ‘Tributary deference to China not in our interests’, The Australian, 7 September 2016, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/tributary-deference-to-china-not-in-our-interests/news-story/06db24f2ba383a2f51720de29c23cb1e
- 'Obama's Hiroshima Rhetoric Obscures Growing Role for Nuclear Weapons' (with Stephan Fruhling), Lowy Interpreter, 9 June 2016, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2016/06/09/Obamas-Hiroshima-rhetoric-obscures-growing-role-for-nuclear-weapons.aspx
- North Korea’s Nuclear Agenda Challenges US Engagement in Asia’, The Australian, 8 March 2016, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/north-koreas-nuclear-agenda-challenges-us-engagement-in-asia/news-story/ce599be92f698a5fa0f6b29c3f5152d4
- ‘North Korea’s Fourth Nuclear Test: More Bark…and More Bite?, North Korean Review (commentary piece), forthcoming 2016.
- ‘Show us the Money: Big Gap Between Defence Rhetoric and Reality’, Lowy Interpreter, 25 February 2016, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2016/02/25/Show-us-the-money-Big-gap-between-defence-spending-rhetoric-and-reality.aspx
- ‘Bob Carr’s China Policy Would Up-end Australia’s Ideal Status Quo’, The Australian, 24 December 2015 (co-authored with Michael Heazle), http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/bob-carrs-china-policy-would-upend-australias-ideal-status-quo/news-story/8727fe50426f3aebc042bf938c2daf97
- 'Middle Powers Hedge Against China', Lowy Interpreter, 7 December 2015, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/12/04/Middle-powers-hedge-against-China.aspx
- '6 Reasons Why Australia Won't Get Nuclear Weapons', The National Interest, 1 December 2015 (with Michael Clarke and Stephan Fruhling), http://nationalinterest.org/feature/6-reasons-why-australia-wont-get-nuclear-weapons-14470
- 'No Offence Won’t Do as a Basis for China Ties’, The Australian, 9 June 2015. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/no-offence-wont-do-asnbspa-basis-for-china-ties/story-e6frg6n6-1227388643213
- 'Less Geneva, More Jakarta? Assessing Australia’s Asia Pivot’, The Asan Forum, 3(2), March-April 2015, http://www.theasanforum.org/less-geneva-more-jakarta-assessing-australias-asia-pivot/
- ‘Australia and the Importance of Being Global’, East-West Center Asia-Pacific Bulletin, no. 293, 4 December 2014, http://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/australia-and-the-importance-being-global
- ‘How Australia Has Moved Faster to Fight Islamic State’, The Conversation, 17 September 2014. Available at: https://theconversation.com/qanda-how-australia-has-moved-faster-to-fight-islamic-state-31732
- 'On the Merits of Avoiding Stark Choices', The Strategist, 28 July 2014, http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/author/andrew-oneil/
- 'Middle Powers in Asia: The Limits of Realism', The Interpreter, 9 July 2014, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/author/Andrew-ONeil.aspx
- 'Middle Power Pushback: Explaining Australia's China Challenge', China Policy Institute Blog, 4 February 2014, http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2014/02/04/middle-power-pushback-explaining-australias-china-challenge/
- 'Things Just Got a Little More Tense on the Korean Peninsula', The Interpreter, 4 October 2013, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2013/10/04/Things-just-got-a-little-more-tense-on-the-Korean-peninsula.aspx
- 'The Ties that Bind us to the US and China', The Australian Financial Review, 6 September 2013 (co-authored with Michael Cohen), http://www.afr.com/p/opinion/the_ties_that_bind_us_to_china_and_iIV7AiEJP6MizEfU05lU5L
- 'Defence White Paper Pulls Its Punches on China', The Interpreter, 6 May 2013, http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2013/05/06/Defence-White-Paper-pulls-its-punches-on-China.aspx?COLLCC=1458968770&
- 'North Korea's Changing Nuclear Posture', The Strategist, 17 April 2013, http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/author/andrew-oneil/
- 'ANZUS and the Alliance Security Dilemma', The Strategist, 5 April 2013, http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/author/andrew-oneil/
- 'Optimism Over North Korean Bluff Dims by the Day', The Australian, 3 April 2013, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/world-commentary/optimism-over-north-korean-bluff-dims-by-the-day/story-e6frg6ux-1226611163891
- “Why We Should Care About Brisbane’s G20 Summit”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 February 2013 (co-authored with Wesley Widmaier), http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/why-we-should-care-about-brisbanes-g20-summit-20130220-2ergt.html?skin=text-only