Gregory V. Raymond

Dr Gregory V. Raymond

Senior Lecturer


Doctor of Philosophy (La Trobe University), Master of Arts in Asian Studies (Monash University), Bachelor of Science (Monash University).

Contact details
+61 2 6125 9931
M 0420425222
Room: 4.62
Building: Hedley Bull Building

Dr Gregory Raymond is a lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the author of Thai Military Power: a Culture of Strategic Accommodation (NIAS Press, 2018). His work has been published in leading journals including Contemporary Southeast Asia, South East Asia Research, the Journal of Cold War Studies and the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is the lead author of the forthcoming book The US-Thai Alliance and International Relations: History, Memory and Current Developments (Routledge). He appears regularly in the media as a commentator on Thailand’s politics.

As well as convening the ASEAN Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program, he is an editor of the journal Security Challenges and is ANU Press editor for the Asia Pacific Security series. Before joining the ANU, Greg worked extensively in Government, including in strategic and defence international policy areas of the Department of Defence.

Research interests

Mainland Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian politics and strategy, regional militaries and Great Powers, Thailand, Strategic culture, memory and national identity, Geoeconomics

Picture of ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Students, Professor Toni Erskine, Professor Gregory Raymond and Bina D'Costa

ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program

The ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program (AADPSP) is an innovative program that commenced in 2019, with its inaugural intake of Defence officials from Southeast Asia and Austral


Tenets of Thailand’s ASEAN engagement


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.


Updated:  1 June 2023/Responsible Officer:  Bell School Marketing Team/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team