Brendan Taylor

Professor Brendan Taylor

Professor, Deputy Director - Coral Bell School

Qualifications

BSocSci (Hons) (Waikato), MA (ANU), PhD (ANU)

Contact details
+61 2 6125 9928
Building: Hedley Bull Building

Brendan Taylor is Professor of Strategic Studies at SDSC and Deputy Director at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. He is a specialist on great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, East Asian ‘flashpoints’, and Asian security architecture.

His writings on these subjects have appeared in such leading journals as Survival, The Washington Quarterly, Australian Foreign Affairs, The Pacific Review, International Affairs and Review of International Studies. He is the author or editor of 12 books, including The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War (Black Inc, 2018) and Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s Security and Crisis Management (IISS, 2019). He is a regular op-ed contributor to such publications as The Australian, Nikkei Asian Review, The Australian Financial Review, The Interpreter, East Asia Forum and The Strategist.

Photo credit: US Department of Defense

Alliances Adrift: Is this the end of America’s Asian alliances?

America’s network of Asian alliances (often also referred to as the ‘San Francisco System’) has defied most theoretical expectations by surviving in the absence of a common external threat long aft

Trump - Kim Summit

The Trump-Kim Summit and Implications For Australia

Following the historic events of last week, the situation on the Korean Peninsula could go one of three ways, each with significant implications for Australia.

A Korean Season of Summitry

As one of the chief investigators at an Australia-Korea Foundation policy roundtable, Dr Brendan Taylor explains the risks of conflict in Korea.

Australia and the Korean Crisis: Confronting the limits of influence?

In this op-ed for the Australian Financial Review, O’Neil, Taylor and Tow explore Australia’s position in the upcoming summits on the Korean Peninsula.

Photo by: Reuters/Lintao Zhang

US–China cooperation on North Korea remains critical

China is under pressure to deliver a solution to the increasingly dangerous North Korean crisis.

Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has compared Beijing's actions in the South China Sea to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

With Donald Trump in the White House, what now for the Asia-Pacific?

Will Trump slap tariffs on Chinese imports, sparking a trade war between the world’s two largest economies?

GlobalAsia- Winter 2016 Cover Story

Finding a Way Forward: Strategic Diplomacy in Northeast Asia

With the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, the world is now awash in uncertainty.

Visitors look at the skeletons of Chinese prisoners which were buried alive by Japanese soldiers. Photo by AFP.

Asia still festers over WWII wounds

The legacies of the Second World War could mean conflict today, write Nick Bisley and Brendan Taylor.

Today’s world yesterday

Coral Bell's insight offers lessons for the challenges and dangers of today’s world, writes Brendan Taylor.

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