Professor Brendan Taylor
BSocSci (Hons) (Waikato), MA (ANU), PhD (ANU)
Brendan Taylor is Professor of Strategic Studies at SDSC and A/g Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. 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.
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
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.
As one of the chief investigators at an Australia-Korea Foundation policy roundtable, Dr Brendan Taylor explains the risks of conflict in Korea.
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.
China is under pressure to deliver a solution to the increasingly dangerous North Korean crisis.
Will Trump slap tariffs on Chinese imports, sparking a trade war between the world’s two largest economies?
With the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, the world is now awash in uncertainty.
The legacies of the Second World War could mean conflict today, write Nick Bisley and Brendan Taylor.
Coral Bell's insight offers lessons for the challenges and dangers of today’s world, writes Brendan Taylor.