Associate Professor Matthew Sussex is the Academic Director at the National Security College.
His main research specialisation is on Russian foreign and security policy, but his interests also cover: government and politics in Eurasia; strategic studies; terrorism and counter-terrorism; energy security; and Australian foreign policy. He is particularly interested in contemporary trends in violent conflict, especially in 'hybrid' warfare and in the evolution of propaganda.
Matthew's recent solo or collaborative book projects include Eurasian Integration, Central Asia and the New Geopolitics of Energy; Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia; Violence and the State; and Conflict in the Former USSR.
Security in the post-Soviet space, Eurasian energy security, Politics of Russia and the former USSR, Conflict and political violence, Russian foreign and security policy, Government and politics in Eurasia, Hybrid warfare and propaganda in the cyber age, Contemporary conflict.