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Dr John Blaxland

PhD (War Studies), MA (History), BA (Hons 1), psc (RT)
Senior Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: @JohnBlaxland1

Research interests

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Intelligence and Security

Australian Military History and Strategy

Defence Studies

International Relations, notably on South-east Asia (Thailand and Burma/Myanmar) and North America, (Canada and the United States)


Dr John Blaxland is a Senior Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU who writes about military history, intelligence and security and Asia-Pacific affairs. 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. He is a former Chief Staff Officer for Joint Intelligence Operations (J2), at Headquarters Joint Operations Command and was Australia’s Defence Attaché to Thailand and Burma from 2008-2010.  His latest book is entitled The Australian Army From Whitlam to Howard (CUP, 2014). His other publications include Strategic Cousins (2006), Revisiting Counterinsurency (2006), Information era Manoeuvre (2002), Signals (1999) and Organising an Army (1989). He is also convenor with Dr Rhys Crawley of a course in semester 2 entitled STST3003 'The Australian Intelligence Community: Its Evolution and Roles'.



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