Iain D. Henry

Dr Iain D. Henry




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Iain Henry

Iain D. Henry is a Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research interests include alliance theory and politics, Asian security, the Cold War in Asia, diplomatic history and Australian strategic policy. His research has been published in International Security, the Australian Journal of International Affairs and Security Challenges. He has published commentary in The Canberra Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, as well as through blogs such as Lawfare.

Iain completed his PhD and MA at the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales. In 2014 he was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy, he has previously worked for the Australian Army, the Australian Public Service, and Qantas Airways.

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