Research Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence, United States Studies Centre
Blake Herzinger is a Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre. He is also a Non-resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His work is broadly focused Indo-Pacific defence policy and US security cooperation, with emphasis on maritime security and sea power.
Previously, Blake worked in global security policy for Twitter, and was a Non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow and Young Leader at Pacific Forum. Prior to that, Blake was an adviser to the US Pacific Fleet, focusing on maritime security cooperation in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the South Pacific. During that time, he and his team developed the Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Initiative program, delivering assistance ranging from coursework to coast guard cutters to regional maritime law enforcement organisations. He is a serving US Navy Reserve foreign area officer and spent ten years in active service.
His work can be found in Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, The Diplomat, The Straits Times and Nikkei Asia, among other publications. His book, Carrier Killer, focuses on China’s anti-ship ballistic missile program and its influence on the regional military balance. Blake holds an MSc in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, and completed his BA in Political Science at Brigham Young University.
The Daily Telegraph quotes USSC research fellow in foreign policy and defence Blake Herzinger in this article published ahead of PM Anthony Albanese's announcement of the historic AUKUS submarine deal alongside President Joe...