Dougal Robinson

Non-Resident Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program

Dougal Robinson is a Non-Resident Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program, based in Washington DC. He is also a Masters candidate in Strategic Studies and International Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he is a Fulbright Scholar.

As a Research Fellow at the Centre in 2017-18, Dougal wrote several research publications on US foreign and defence policy, the US-Australia relationship and US Congress. His writing has also been printed in publications including Security Challenges, The Australian Financial Review, The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald. A regular commentator on Australian television and radio, his analysis has been quoted by international outlets including the Financial Times and New York Times.

Dougal joined the Centre from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where he worked on Australia’s relationship with both the United States and China. He has also been a researcher at the Lowy Institute, tutor in US politics and foreign policy at the University of Sydney, and completed a AAA-ANU Congressional Research Fellowship with the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Dougal holds a BA with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney.

Areas of expertise

  • Australia-US relations
  • US-Asia relations
  • US politics and elections
  • US foreign policy, defence and strategy