Brendan Thomas-Noone

Research Fellow, Alliance 21 Program, United States Studies Centre

Brendan Thomas-Noone is a Research Fellow in the Alliance 21 Program. His interests include international security, nuclear deterrence in the Indo-Pacific and the politics of cyberspace.

Brendan was formerly a Research Associate in the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute where he worked on nuclear deterrence and policy in Asia, maritime security affairs and Australian defence policy. He was also an editor and contributing writer for The Interpreter.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and a Master of International Relations from the University of Melbourne where he focused on US foreign policy and modern history. Brendan has also received a Master of Science in Global Politics from the London School of Economic and Political Science where his dissertation explored the theoretical interactions between cyberspace and state sovereignty in China.

Brendan has also interned with the Atlantic Council in Washington DC and with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Areas of expertise

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