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Greg Austin

Greg Austin

Dr Greg Austin is a Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute in New York and a Professor at the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He is the author or editor of six books on Asian security. His other research interests include Russia and European security, Central Asia, preventive diplomacy, and countering violent extremism. He has a special interest in ethics and international affairs.

The US Will Win the Cyber War With China in 2017
November 01, 2016
The US Will Win the Cyber War With China in 2017
It is now time to focus more on the ways in which cyber military capability can transform military power in wartime.
The US Will Win the Cyber War With China in 2017
Evaluating China’s Cyber Power
October 26, 2016
Evaluating China’s Cyber Power
China's approach to a nationally framed cyber power is self-defeating.
Evaluating China’s Cyber Power
Avoiding Groupthink on China
October 20, 2016
Avoiding Groupthink on China
What we know and don’t know about China’s foreign and military policies.
Avoiding Groupthink on China
How Australia Needs to Manage its Relationship With China
September 01, 2016
How Australia Needs to Manage its Relationship With China
Corrective action is needed to avoid serious damage to Australian ties with China.
How Australia Needs to Manage its Relationship With China
China and Ausgrid: Are Australia's National Security Concerns Justified?
August 12, 2016
China and Ausgrid: Are Australia's National Security Concerns Justified?
The Ausgrid decision is justified but more transparency is needed.
China and Ausgrid: Are Australia's National Security Concerns Justified?
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
May 31, 2016
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
Is Canberra ‘toeing the line’ with the United States on East Asia’s maritime disputes?
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
May 06, 2016
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
How grounded in strategic reality is the Australian government's decision to purchase 12 new submarines?
Australia’s Submarine Superiority: Strange Strategies and Overspending
Australia Still Doesn’t See a Cyberattack as the Menace the United States Fears
April 26, 2016
Australia Still Doesn’t See a Cyberattack as the Menace the United States Fears
Australia has some way to travel before it graduates to a coherent national cybersecurity strategy.
Australia Still Doesn’t See a Cyberattack as the Menace the United States Fears
Xi Jinping and Maritime Militarization
March 23, 2016
Xi Jinping and Maritime Militarization
Fuzzy “pink lines” in the water.
Xi Jinping and Maritime Militarization
China’s Maritime Expansion: Contradictory Threat Analyses from the US Government?
March 21, 2016
China’s Maritime Expansion: Contradictory Threat Analyses from the US Government?
It would be useful if U.S. officials positing a Chinese threat were to take steps to better substantiate their claim.
China’s Maritime Expansion: Contradictory Threat Analyses from the US Government?
China’s Threat to Commercial Shipping in the South China Sea
March 07, 2016
China’s Threat to Commercial Shipping in the South China Sea
The Soviet precedent.
China’s Threat to Commercial Shipping in the South China Sea
'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea
February 24, 2016
'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea
Blurring the red lines in the South China Sea.
'Mountains out of Molehills:' The Pentagon’s Big Lie About the South China Sea
Australia and Human Security: Why Turnbull Has to 'Do a Merkel'
February 15, 2016
Australia and Human Security: Why Turnbull Has to 'Do a Merkel'
Human security is emerging in Australia: The grass roots are speaking against neo-realism.
Australia and Human Security: Why Turnbull Has to 'Do a Merkel'
Strategic Culture and Cyberspace: Cyber Militias in Peacetime?
February 12, 2016
Strategic Culture and Cyberspace: Cyber Militias in Peacetime?
It's time to see how the concept of strategic culture can be used in understanding national approaches to cybersecurity.
Strategic Culture and Cyberspace: Cyber Militias in Peacetime?
Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?
February 03, 2016
Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?
Australia has to find a way to protect its borders without seeing children in its care subjected to repeat sexual abuse.
Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?
Middle Powers and Cyber-Enabled Warfare: The Imperative of Collective Security
February 02, 2016
Middle Powers and Cyber-Enabled Warfare: The Imperative of Collective Security
Collective security in cyberspace may be the only answer for middle powers.
Middle Powers and Cyber-Enabled Warfare: The Imperative of Collective Security
China and Indonesia: Joint Cyber War Simulations
January 26, 2016
China and Indonesia: Joint Cyber War Simulations
An important diplomatic precedent for collaboration.
China and Indonesia: Joint Cyber War Simulations
Recalibrating US Diplomacy: Fresh Words from Australia’s PM
January 20, 2016
Recalibrating US Diplomacy: Fresh Words from Australia’s PM
While visiting the United States, Australia's Turnbull offers a master class on statesmanship, but stumbles on theology.
Recalibrating US Diplomacy: Fresh Words from Australia’s PM
The Pentagon's Law of War for Cyberspace
December 22, 2015
The Pentagon's Law of War for Cyberspace
Beyond the targeting of civil nuclear power plants.
The Pentagon's Law of War for Cyberspace
China’s Cyber Turn: Recognizing Change for the Better
December 21, 2015
China’s Cyber Turn: Recognizing Change for the Better
In 2015, there was a sharp turn in China’s policy on international aspects of cyber behavior.
China’s Cyber Turn: Recognizing Change for the Better
Australia Hoses Down South China Sea Angst
December 01, 2015
Australia Hoses Down South China Sea Angst
Turnbull shows his mettle.
Australia Hoses Down South China Sea Angst
Australia’s Mono-Cultural Provocateurs and Terrorism
November 24, 2015
Australia’s Mono-Cultural Provocateurs and Terrorism
A newspaper has helped to inflame a national mood of foreigner hate in Australia that should have died long ago.
Australia’s Mono-Cultural Provocateurs and Terrorism
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
November 20, 2015
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
As Australia focuses on China's perceived advantages in the SCS, it's worth taking a closer look at that narrative.
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
Yes, a Chinese Company Leased Darwin Port. So What?
November 19, 2015
Yes, a Chinese Company Leased Darwin Port. So What?
The furor over Darwin Port exposes Australia’s anti-China impulses.
Yes, a Chinese Company Leased Darwin Port. So What?
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