Dougal Robinson

Non-Resident Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program, United States Studies Centre

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

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 been printed in publications including Security Challenges, The American Interest, Australian Financial Review, The Australian and 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 has previously served in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), where he worked on Australia’s relationship with both the United States and China. He 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