Andrew Carr

Dr Andrew Carr

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Government (University of Canberra), BA. Hons (1st) (University of Canberra) BA. Coms (University of Canberra)

Contact details
+61 2 6125 1164
Room: 3.17
Building: Hedley Bull Building

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.

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Trump—channelling George Kennan, eight decades on

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.

A Collins Class submarine in Sydney Harbour. Image from Flickr, courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy.

Submarines decision ultimately shows the merits of partisan debate on defence

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.

Malcolm Turnbull speaking at the United States Studies Centre.

Will a Turnbull government mean a new foreign policy for Australia?

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.

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott's Most Expensive Three-Word Slogan: '2 per cent' of GDP on Defence

Under the Abbott government, the Defence Department was the focus of two 'three-word slogans'. The first was helping Immigration to "stop the boats".

Andrew Chan (left) and Myuran Sukumaran - two Australians facing imminent execution in Indonesia. Photo by AFP.

Australia can change Asia for the better

Even on issues as divisive as the death penalty, Australia can affect change in the region.

Is Australia's engagement with Asia over?

A new book on Australia’s role in Asia finds the country has moved to a new phase in its relationships with the region.

When bad politics can lead to good policy

Australia's new submarines decision shows that sometimes bad politics leads to good policy, writes ANDREW CARR.

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