Professor Rory Medcalf

Head, National Security College
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Professor Rory Medcalf is the Head of the National Security College. He has more than two decades of experience across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks and journalism, including a formative role as Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute. His research areas include Australia's security challenges, the further development of an Indo-Pacific concept of the Asian strategic environment, China-India relations, and prospects for maritime and nuclear stability in Indo-Pacific Asia. He has contributed to three landmark reports on nuclear arms control.

Rory has a special interest in India and is the founding convener and co-chair of the Australia-India Policy Forum, an influential informal dialogue between the two countries.

He holds non-resident affiliations with the Brookings Institution and the Lowy Institute, and was a member of the independent expert panel providing advice on the Australian Government's 2015 Defence White Paper.

Key interests:

Australian security, defence and foreign policy; Asian strategic dynamics, including an Indo-Pacific concept of the Asian strategic environment; maritime security; nuclear issues; strategic implications of the rise of China and India; Australia-India relations.

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