Nina Silove is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on grand strategy, strategic planning, and U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a degree in law with first class honors from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she also received the Alumni Association Achievement Award for Contribution to the University. Previously, she was a Research Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a postdoctoral fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin, a fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, and the Tutor for International Politics in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford. Her research has appeared in the journal International Security and is forthcoming in Security Studies.Nina is also the HDR (Higher Degree Research) Convenor in SDSC.