[TEST] Blue Security

The Blue Security Program engages with and facilitates high quality research on issues of critical maritime security across the Indo-Pacific.

Bringing together leading regional experts in politics, international law and strategic studies, Blue Security focuses on three key pillars of maritime security: order, law and power.

Blue Security is a collaboration between La Trobe Asia, Griffith Asia Institute (GAI), University of New South Wales Canberra (ADFA), University of Western Australia’s Defence and Security Institute (DSI), United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D). It produces working papers, commentaries, and scholarly publications related to maritime security for audiences across the Indo-Pacific.

Blue Security receives funding support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.

We had a very informative discussion, sharing views on maritime security and much more, with the Institute for Defence International Relations this morning in Hanoi. – Prof. Ian Hall, Griffith University

Featured publications

Blue Security publications [TEST]

Regular publications include A maritime affair series, Beyond the South China Sea and Assessing southeast Asia's maritime governance capacity.

2024 Blue Security fellowships [TEST]

The Blue Security consortium is seeking expression of interest forms for early career scholars for the 2024 Fellowship Program.

Meet our team

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Prof. Dean is a Co-Lead for the Blue Security network. He is the Director, Foreign Policy and Defence at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Previously Professor Dean was the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) first Chair of Defence Studies and the inaugural director of the UWA Defence and Security Institute. Most recently Professor Dean was Co-Lead of the 2023 Defence Strategic Review (DSR) Secretariat.

Prof. Peter Dean

Blue Security Co-Lead and USSC Director of Foreign Policy and Defence

Prof. Peter Dean
Assoc. Prof. Strating is the program lead for the DFAT-funded Blue Security network focused on maritime security issues in the Indo-Pacific. She is currently a non-visiting fellow at the Royal Australian Navy’s Seapower Centre, a member of the East West Centre Council on Indo-Pacific Relations, and incoming chair of the Women in International Security Australia’s steering committee. She serves on the editorial boards of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and Journal of Maritime and Territorial Studies.

Associate Professor Rebecca Strating

Director, La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University

Publications since 2022
Ind-Pacific countries represented
International fellows supported

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