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 Korean Journal of International Studies, the North Korean Review the Journal of Intelligence History, and Security Challenges.
Recently awarded grants (since 2012)
Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF201776)
Chief Investigator (with Bill Tow and Brendan Taylor)
Project title: Korean Peninsula in Crisis – Building Awareness, Avoiding Conflict
Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF00376)
Chief Investigator (with Michael Heazle)
Project title: US Primacy in Asia - Policy Implications for Australia-Japan Relations
Chief Investigator (with Michael Heazle)
Project title: Policy Convergence and Divergence in Australia and Japan
Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP140101478)
Chief Investigator (with Stephan Fruhling, ANU)
Project title: Extended Nuclear Deterrence and the Restraint of Non-Nuclear Allies: Material Cooperation and Strategic Dialogue
Chief Investigator (with Michael Heazle)
Project title: Energy Security – Challenges and Opportunities
Project title: Australia-China Relations at 40: Building a Pathway for the Future
Recent academic publications (since 2012)
- China’s Rise and Australia-Japan-US Relations: Primacy and Leadership in East Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, forthcoming (April 2018) (co-edited with Michael Heazle).
“This is a much needed and serious analysis of the stabilising role of the United States in the Asia Pacific region. That role in maintaining the regional balance of power is as important now as it has ever been”
- Alexander Downer AC, former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, 1996-2007
- Australia’s Nuclear Policy: Reconciling Strategic, Economic and Normative Interests, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2015 (co-authored with Michael Clarke and Stephan Fruhling).
- Middle Powers and the Rise of China, Georgetown University Press, Washington DC, 2014, (co-edited with Bruce Gilley).
- Asia, the United States, and Extended Deterrence: Atomic Umbrellas in the 21st Century, Routledge, London and New York, 2013.
- ‘Australia and the “Five-Eyes” Intelligence Network: The Perils of an Asymmetric Alliance’, The Australian Journal of International Affairs, 71(5), 2017, pp. 529-543.
- ‘Nuclear Weapons, the United States and Alliances in Europe and Asia: Toward an Institutional Perspective', Contemporary Security Policy, 38(1), 2017, pp. 4-25 (with Stephan Fruhling); 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.
- ‘Fraternal Foreign Policy Transfer? Evaluating the Case of Australian Labor and British Labour’, Policy Studies, 37(5), 2016, pp. 356-370.
- ‘Doubts Down Under: American Extended Deterrence, Australia, and the 1999 East Timor Crisis’, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 15(1), 2015, pp. 27-52 (with Michael Cohen).
- ‘Command without Control? Nuclear Crisis Instability on the Korean Peninsula’, North Korean Review, 10(1), 2014, pp. 7-21.
- ‘China’s Rise and Middle Power Democracies: Canada and Australia Compared’, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 12(2), 2012, pp. 199-228 (with James Manicom).
- 'A Question of Primacy? Japan, Australia, and the Future of the United States in Asia’, in Michael Heazle and Andrew O’Neil (eds.), China’s Rise and Australia-Japan-US Relations: Primacy and Leadership in East Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, forthcoming (April 2018).
- 'US Leadership and Asia’s Liberal Order: Current and Future Challenges for Regional Allies and Partners’, in Michael Heazle and Andrew O’Neil (eds.), China’s Rise and Australia-Japan-US Relations: Primacy and Leadership in East Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, forthcoming (April 2018).
- 'The Future of Alliances in Asia’, in Sumit Ganguly, Joseph Liow and Andrew Scobell (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security, Routledge New York, 2nd edition, forthcoming, 2018.
- ‘South Korea as a Middle Power: Global Ambitions and Looming Challenges’, in Scott Snyder (ed.), Middle Power Korea: Its Contribution to the Global Agenda, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 2015, pp. 75-89.
- ‘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, 2015, pp. 172-181.
- ‘Australian Diplomacy and Multilateralism’, in Daniel Baldino, Andrew Carr, and Anthony Langlois (eds.), Australian Foreign Policy: The Key Debates, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2014, pp. 58-74 (with Ian Hall).
- ‘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, Washington DC, 2014, pp. 1-22 (with Bruce Gilley).
- ‘Conclusion: Seeing Beyond Hegemony’, in Bruce Gilley and Andrew O'Neil (eds.) Middle Powers and the Rise of China, Georgetown University Press, Washington DC, 2014, pp. 237-257 (with Bruce Gilley).
- ‘Nuclear Weapons and Power in the Twenty-First Century’, in Enrico Fels, Jan-Frederik Kremer, and Katharina Kronenberg (eds.), Power in the 21st Century: International Security and International Political Economy in a Changing World, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2012, pp. 81-96 (with Stephan Fruhling).
- ‘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, 2012, pp. 91-112 (with Stephan Fruhling).
- 'It's Dangerous to Indulge Kim Jong-un', The Australian Financial Review, 15 September (with Michael Heazle).
Available at: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/its-dangerous-to-indulge-kim-jongun-20170915-gyi7nn
- ‘Kim Jong-un’s Guam Threat Probes Trump’s North Korea Credibility Gap’, The Australian Financial Review, 10 August 2017.
Available at: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/kim-jonguns-guam-threat-probes-trumps-north-korea-credibility-gap-20170809-gxscq2
- ‘How to Solve the Problem of Korea’, The Courier-Mail, 17 May 2017.
Available at: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-how-to-solve-the-problem-of-korea/news-story/ecb400cb9618387fa85947ff1fad83eb
- ‘The Unpredictable Kim Jong-un and the Risk of a First Strike in a Korean War’, The Australian Financial Review, 18 April 2017.
Available at: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/the-unpredictable-kim-jongun-and-the-risk-of-a-first-strike-in-a-korean-war-20170417-gvm2f1
- ‘Month-by-month North Korea Edges Closer to a Missile That Can Hit America’, News Corporation, 16 April 2017.
Available at: http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/monthbymonth-north-korea-edges-closer-to-a-missile-that-can-hit-america/news-story/d524ea3d65ef15906bb1b1439923fb5d
- ‘Trump’s Taiwan Chat a Wake-Up Call for Australia’s National Security Establishment’, The Australian Financial Review, 5 December 2016.
Available at: http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/trumps-taiwan-chat-a-wakeup-call-for-australias-national-security-establishment-20161204-gt3khq
- ‘US Election: No Silver Lining for Australia in this Cloud’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 November 2016.
Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/us-election-no-silver-lining-for-australia-in-this-cloud-20161109-gslui5.html
- ‘Tributary Deference to China Not in Our Interests’, The Australian, 7 September 2016.
Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/tributary-deference-to-china-not-in-our-interests/news-story/06db24f2ba383a2f51720de29c23cb1e
- ‘North Korea’s Nuclear Agenda Challenges US Engagement in Asia’, The Australian, 8 March 2016.
Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/north-koreas-nuclear-agenda-challenges-us-engagement-in-asia/news-story/ce599be92f698a5fa0f6b29c3f5152d4
- ‘Bob Carr’s China Policy Would Up-end Australia’s Ideal Status Quo’, The Australian, 24 December 2015 (co-authored with Michael Heazle).
Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/bob-carrs-china-policy-would-upend-australias-ideal-status-quo/news-story/8727fe50426f3aebc042bf938c2daf97
- ‘No Offence Won’t Do as a Basis for China Ties’, The Australian, 9 June 2015.
Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/no-offence-wont-do-asnbspa-basis-for-china-ties/story-e6frg6n6-1227388643213