John Blaxland is Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, Director ANU Southeast Asia Institute, and Head at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU. John researches military history, intelligence, security and Asia-Pacific affairs. He is a former Director of Joint Intelligence Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command and served as Australia's Defence Attaché to Thailand and Burma/Myanmar.
John's books include The Secret Cold War: The Official History of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation 1975-1989; East Timor Intervention; The Protest Years; and The Australian Army From Whitlam to Howard.
He holds a PhD in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, an MA in History from ANU, a BA (Hons) from UNSW and is a graduate of the Royal Thai Army Command and Staff College and the Royal Military College, Duntroon (Blamey Scholar).
His specific areas of interest are:
Public policy - intelligence, public policy - security, Australian military history and strategy, defence, international relations, South East Asia (Thailand, Myanmar / Burma, East Timor), North America (Canada), Australian Flag, Afghanistan and Iraq military operations
Americas - North America
Asia (South East)
Asia (South East) - Burma
Asia (South East) - Thailand
Politics - International