Dr Andrew Carr
Doctor of Philosophy in Government (University of Canberra), BA. Hons (1st) (University of Canberra) BA. Coms (University of Canberra)
Andrew Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include Australian foreign and defence policy, middle power theory and Asia-Pacific security. His 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). Dr Carr is also 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.
BY DR ANDREW CARR
One of the largest and fastest growing expenditures in the federal budget, defence spending, will receive little or no debate, to the cost of our nation’s security.
In his blustering, bumbling way, Trump may be fulfilling the long held ambition of George Kennan on the world order. And while the transition is risky, it may ultimately be for the best.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the announcement that French firm DCNS will build Australia’s next fleet of submarines came sooner – and in a better fashion – because of partisan politics.
There has been speculation that Australia’s recent change in prime minister from Tony Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull will mean a shift in Australia’s choice of policy.
Under the Abbott government, the Defence Department was the focus of two 'three-word slogans'. The first was helping Immigration to "stop the boats".
Even on issues as divisive as the death penalty, Australia can affect change in the region.
A new book on Australia’s role in Asia finds the country has moved to a new phase in its relationships with the region.
Australia's new submarines decision shows that sometimes bad politics leads to good policy, writes ANDREW CARR.