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Thomas Wilkins

Thomas Wilkins

Indo-Pacific security; Australian foreign policy; Japanese foreign policy; Australia-Japan relations

Dr Thomas S. Wilkins is a Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sydney and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs, and is currently working on the Sasakawa Peace Foundation project: “US alliances: a balance sheet”.  He received his Ph.D from the University of Birmingham, UK, and completed his Post-Doctoral Studies at the University for San Francisco, and the East West Center, Honolulu.  Since then he has been Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Fellow (Taiwan National University), Japan Foundation ‘Japan Studies’ Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences Research Fellow (both at University of Tokyo), and a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, and at Keio University.  He specializes in security issues in the Asia Pacific region and has published on this subject in journals such as Review of International Studies, International Relations of the Asia Pacific and Australian Journal of International Affairs, among others.  His book Security in Asia Pacific: The Dynamics of Alignment was published with Lynne Rienner in February 2019.  He is presently an Associate Editor for the journal Pacific Affairs and Area-Editor for Japanese Studies.

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