B Arts (Hons), M Arts, 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 with Australia’s Department of Defence. Andrew’s research expertise focuses on the intersection of strategic, political, and economic change in the Asia-Pacific 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 Australian Research Council (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. Andrew is the former editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and is currently an editorial board member of the North Korean Review, the Journal of Intelligence History, and Security Challenges.
- 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
Recent Commentary and Think Pieces
- ‘The Unpredictable Kim Jong-un and the Risk of a First Strike in a Korean War’, The Australian Financial Review, 18 April 2017.
- ‘Month-by-month North Korea Edges Closer to a Missile That Can Hit America’, News Corp Network, 16 April 2017.
- 'The Strategic Challenges of a Nuclear North Korea', IAPS Dialogue, 10 April 2017.
- 'Why Australia and Japan Need a Plan B', The Interpreter, 23 February 2017 (with Michael Heazle).
- 'The Australia-US Alliance Isn't in Trouble (Yet)', The Strategist, 14 February 2017 (with Benjamin Schreer).
- ‘Middle Powers and the South China Sea: Time to Step Up, or Step Out?’, National Asian Security Studies Program Issue Brief, No. 6, December 2016.
- ‘Trump’s Taiwan Chat a Wake-Up Call for Australia’s National Security Establishment’, The Australian Financial Review, 5 December 2016.
- ‘US Election: No Silver Lining for Australia in this Cloud’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 November 2016.
- ‘Tributary deference to China not in our interests’, The Australian, 7 September 2016.
- 'North Korea’s Nuclear Agenda Challenges US Engagement in Asia’, The Australian, 8 March 2016.
- ‘North Korea’s Fourth Nuclear Test: More Bark…and More Bite?, North Korean Review, 12(1), pp. 101-106, 2016.
- ‘Bob Carr’s China Policy Would Up-end Australia’s Ideal Status Quo’, The Australian, 24 December 2015 (co-authored with Michael Heazle).
- 'Middle Powers Hedge Against China', Lowy Interpreter, 7 December 2015.
- '6 Reasons Why Australia Won't Get Nuclear Weapons', The National Interest, 1 December 2015 (with Michael Clarke and Stephan Fruhling).
- 'No Offence Won’t Do as a Basis for China Ties’, The Australian, 9 June 2015.
- 'Less Geneva, More Jakarta? Assessing Australia’s Asia Pivot’, The Asan Forum, 3(2), March-April 2015.
- O’Neil, A, Clarke, M & Fruhling, S 2015, Australia’s Nuclear Policy: Reconciling Strategic, Economic and Normative Interests, Ashgate UK, Aldershot.
- 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. 2017. 'The Future of Alliances in Asia', in Sumit Ganguly, Joseph Liow, and Andrew Scobell (eds.), The Routledge Handbook on Asian Security, Forthcoming, (accepted 8 April 2017).
- O'Neil & Fruhling. 2017. 'Nuclear Weapons, the United States and Alliances in Europe and Asia: Toward an Institutional Perspective', Contemporary Security Policy, 38(1), 2017, pp. 4-25; and ‘Nuclear Weapons and Alliance Institutions in the Era of President Trump’, Contemporary Security Policy, 38(1), 2017, pp. 47-53. (with Stephan Fruhling). Response to article rejoinders from Van Jackson, Alexander Lanoszka, and Jeffrey Knopf.
- O’Neil A. 2016. ‘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.