Dr Peter Dean
Areas of expertise
- Defence Studies 160604
- Australian Government And Politics 160601
- North American History 210312
- Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) 210303
- Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
- Biography 210304
Australian Defence Policy and Strategy
Australian Strategic Culture
United States and Australian Military Cooperation
Australian Military History
United States Military History
Second World War, in particular the South West Pacific Area 1942-1945
Peter Dean is a Senior Fellow in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the Australian Command and Staff College.
Peter was the 2014 Fulbright Scholar in Australia-United States Alliance Studies and was Associate Dean (Education) for the ANU's College of Asia and the Pacific in 2015-16. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Australian & New Zealand Studies Centre, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington DC and an Adjunct Fellow in the Pacific Partners Initiative at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC. In 2011 he was a Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre Sydney University (2011).
His major research and teaching interests are in Australian strategic policy, the ANZUS Alliance, military operations and defence studies. Peter is the series editor of the Melbourne University Press Defence Studies Series and editorial board member of Global War Studies and the Australian Army Journal. Peter was managing editor of the journal Security Challenges from 2012-2015. He is also a regular media commentator on Australian and regional defence issues.
Peter is the author / editor of six books: Australia's American Alliance (Melbourne University Press, 2016), Australia's Defence: A New Era? (Melbourne University Press, 2014), The Architect of Victordy (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Australia 1942: In the Shadow of War (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Australia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and Australia 1944-45: Victory in the Pacific (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
He teaches courses on military operations & expeditionary warfare and on Australia's strategic alliances. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in 2011 was a recipient of a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in the Australian Learning and Teaching Council’s Australian Awards for University Teaching.
MacArthur's Coalition: United States and Australian Military Operations in the Pacific War, [forthcoming 2017]
The Australian Way of War: strategic culture, allainces and the use of force in the antipodes.
Pivot Points: The ANZUS Alliance and its future in Asia
To the Jungle Shore: The Australian Army and Amphibious Warfare in the Southwest Pacific 1942-45
The Sword from the Sea: The Evolution of Expeditionary Warfare
Amphibious logistics and enabling capabilities
America's alliances in the Asia-Pacific region
A Strategic Assessment of the Anzac-Class Frigate
Assessing the US Pivot: Elite Persectives in Asia
Australia and the Post-Expeditionary Age
The Use and Misuse of the Clash of Civilisations: Justification for Conflict in an Age of Terror
A Military History of the 1st Battalion Imperial Camel Corps
Australian Foreign Policy and India: Regional Communities, Security and Trade
Sea Denial and Maritime Strategy