Greg Raymond

Dr Greg Raymond

Research Fellow
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Greg Raymond

Dr Greg Raymond is a research fellow in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. He is currently working on a research project looking at Thailand, the United States and China. He is also converting his PhD thesis on Thailand’s strategic culture into a book. Before joining the ANU, Greg worked extensively in Government, including in strategic and defence international policy areas of the Department of Defence.

Research interests

  • Southeast Asian security with a focus on Thailand and Indonesia, including Southeast Asia’s relations with the Great Powers.
  • Strategic culture, regional militaries and institutional and historically-informed approaches to understanding the armed forces and strategic outlooks of countries in our region.
  • Australian defence and foreign policy, including on disputes such as the South China Sea.

Posted articles

Australia must be dexterous in its ties with Trump's America

The most important quality in statecraft is imagination.

Image source: US Navy

Risk and imagination in the Trump era

The most important quality in statecraft is imagination.

Afraid new world

When he did mention Asia, it was to threaten tariffs on Chinese imports, and less military support to Japan and South Korea. Southeast Asia was not mentioned.

What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

The Philippines and Thailand are not acting like US treaty allies are supposed to.

The Passing of the King

Dr Greg Raymond discusses the potential political, strategic and economic consequences of the death of Thailand’s King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Use of Australia's defence force will represent a failure of policy, especially in any China-related contingency.  Photo: Xinhua News Agency

Playing by the global rules

Australia’s 2016 Defence white paper uses the term “rules-based global order” 56 times, compared with just nine instances in its 2013 predecessor.

Facing reality in the South China Sea

The news that China has placed surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island, part of the disputed Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea, will surprise many observers.

Source: AAP/EAF

Economic imperatives warm Thai–Cambodian ties

The December 2015 meeting between Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen has boosted bilateral relations.

USS Lassen. Photo: US Pacific Fleet (Flickr)

Sea Folly and US-China Relations

Economics isn’t enough to stop potentially catastrophic conflict in the South China Sea. It’s time to explore a range of innovative and potentially less force-driven ways of solving what seems an intractable issue, writes Greg Raymond.

US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. Image by US Pacific Fleet, sourced from Flickr.

Sea folly and US-China relations

After months of increasing concerns about China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, going back to at least May, the United States decision to conduct

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