Brendan Taylor

SDSC Scholars Offer Insight and Analysis on the 2016 Defence White Paper

With the launch of the new and heavily anticipated 2016 Defence White Paper, Australia has joined the Asia-Pacific arms race – allocating up to $19 billion for weaponry and military forces. Experts from SDSC offer their key insight and analysis of the Paper.

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

After American Primacy: Imagining the future of Australia's defence

Australian defence policy sits at a crossroads. For over seventy years the ‘Lucky Country’s’ strategic position had been anchored by the US-led international order

With Donald Trump in the White House, what now for the Asia-Pacific?

As Donald Trump enters the Oval office, speculation is rife regarding what his presidency will mean for stability in Australia's Indo-Pacific region.

Finding a Way Forward: Strategic Diplomacy in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia is rife with potential conflict, given US-China great power rivalry, ongoing differences over interpretations of history between Korea and Japan and between China and Japan, simmering maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas, and worries that tensions could escalate between Taiwan and the Mainland under the US presidency of Donald J. Trump. The articles in this cover package of Global Asia argue that now is the time for players in the region to embrace “strategic diplomacy.”

Sino-US Competition and Nuclear Non-Proliferation on the Korean Peninsula

Brendan Taylor argues that the Korean Peninsula during the decade from 2002 to 2012 provides a clear case of strategic diplomacy in practice.

What is Asian Security Architecture?

William T. Tow and Brendan Taylor, ‘What is Asian Security Architecture?’ Review of International Studies, 36(1) 2010: 95-116.

Bilateralism, Multilateralism and Asia-Pacific Security: Contending Cooperation

William T. Tow and Brendan Taylor, eds, Bilateralism, Multilateralism and Asia-Pacific Security: Contending Cooperation, Abingdon: Routledge, 2013.


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