Andrew Reynolds

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Andrew inside a Russian Antonov AN-124-100 at Avalon Airshow 2017

Andrew Reynolds graduated from La Trobe University with First Class Honours for his master’s thesis: ‘All at sea: in search of Australia’s maritime strategy.’ Andrew’s thesis analysed Australian maritime strategy through an examination of Australian defence and foreign policy, utilising the future submarine project (SEA1000) as a case study.

Andrew is an international relations analyst, defence analyst and strategic thinker, specialising in international security issues in the Indo-Pacific region.

Andrew is a researcher on the Asia-Pacific desk for Wikistrat, has been an Associate Features editor for E-International Relations and has been published in The Huffington Post. Andrew has worked as an academic researcher at La Trobe University, where he provided quantitative and qualitative research support for a project examining Timor Leste’s foreign policy.

Andrew has extensive work experience and research interests in Australian foreign and defence policy and is seeking a role in research, analysis, strategic communications or strategic thinking.

Andrew has also undertaken undergraduate study in international relations and languages (Bahasa Indonesia).

Andrew’s research interests include:

  • Australia-Indonesian relations.
  • Australian foreign and defence policy.
  • Asia-Pacific defence and security.
  • United States-Australia defence relations.
  • Implications of a rising China for Asia-Pacific regional defence and security.
  • Security implications of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
  • China-Vietnam-United States trilateral relations.
  • Political economy of the Asia-Pacific.
  • Copenhagen school of securitisation theory.
  • Human trafficking and slavery.
  • Globalisation theory.
  • International development: the recovery process and the influence of informal institutions of power.
  • Cyber-security.
  • Globalisation.

Qualifications: MIR (Research studies), B.App.Sci. Dip. Ed.

Posts by Andrew Reynolds

Defending the Rules-Based Order: How far is Australia prepared to go? 30 April, 2018

Update: China’s Ministry of National Defense issues statement regarding SCS challenge of Australian warships, 24 April 2018

Australian Warships Challenged by China in South China Sea: Why are we Being Told?, 22 April 2018

Syria Airstrikes Geared for Symbolic more than Strategic Effect, 18 April 2018

More US Airpower In Australia No Bombshell Given China Crisis, 10 March 2016, The Huffington Post Australia

South China Sea: Fiery Cross Reef a Signpost to Chinese Security Policy, 4 December, 2014

China-Australia FTA: What are the security implications for Australia? 24 November, 2014

The Analyst Returns, 23 November 2014

UN Resolution 2166 Proves the Worth of a Seat at the UNSC for Australia, 5 August 2014

MH-17 Responses, 19 July 2014

Dangerous Allies (book review), 3 July 2014

Should Australia Join a US Led Intervention in Iraq? , 18 June 2014

Indo-Australian Security Alliance Challenges , 17 June 2014

China’s Oil Rig Diplomacy, 15 June 2014

The China Choice (book review), 12 June 2014

Welcome , 30 May 2014

Papers by Andrew Reynolds:

Goldilocks and the South China Sea: Why is Vietnam seeking to hedge with the United States against a rising China?

Defence White Papers and the Need for Strategy: what strategy underpins current Australian defence policy? What are the implications of this?

What impact does contemporary globalisation have on Australian security policy?

Friend or Frenemy? How stable is the Australian—Indonesia bilateral relationship?

An Examination of Australia’s Divergent Responses to ISIL and Ebola.

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