Dr Andrew Carr

Doctor of Philosophy in Government (University of Canberra), BA. Hons (1st) (University of Canberra) BA. Coms (University of Canberra)
Senior Lecturer, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • International Relations 160607
  • Defence Studies 160604
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606

Research interests

Dr Carr's research interests include Strategy, Middle Powers and Australian Defence Policy.


Andrew Carr is a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. His research focuses on strategy, middle powers and Australian defence policy. He has published books with Oxford University Press and Georgetown University Press, and in academic journals such as the Journal of Strategic Studies, Asia Policy, Australian Journal of International Affairs, and Journal of Indian Ocean Research, along with the literary journal Meanjin. Dr Carr is the editor of the Centre of Gravity policy paper series. Dr Carr will be the 2019 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Australian–U.S. Alliance Studies, based at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

ORCID - http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3258-4269

Researcher's projects

Defending terra Australis:
Sole authored manuscript which explores how Australians have tried to defend the country, and in turn how conceptions of the country have both influenced and been shaped by defence strategy. 

Time and Strategy
Multi-publication project exploring link between time and strategic behaviour. The most recent publication in this project is - 'Strategy and Temporal Phenomena’, Journal of Strategic Studies, (Forthcoming. Published online 15/10/18 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01402390.2018.1529569).

Centre of Gravity
Editor of Policy Paper Series, published by the Australian National University


Current student projects

1) PhD - Middle Power Security Cooperation: Australia-South Korea Relations in the Post-Cold War Era

2) Sovereignty in Defence Industry, and the impact on military preparedness

Past student projects

Past supervision topics include


Coping with Uncertainty in International Verification


Indonesia's Naval Modernisation

Rethinking the risks in Australia's Liquid Fuel supply

The impact of Indonesian Economic Growth on Australia's Strategic Environment


Stop the Boats - The costs of Australia's approach to irregular migration on the Australian Defence Force

Living under Giants: Middle Powers and the Concert of Asia


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