Associate Professor Matthew Sussex

ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Associate Professor Matthew Sussex is a Fellow at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

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.

Key interests

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.

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21 February 2018
Experts from accross the ANU have shed some light on some of the key issues for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Washington DC...
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3 November 2016
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