Dr Peter K. Lee

Research Fellow, Foreign Policy and Defence Program, United States Studies Centre

Dr Peter K. Lee is a Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the United States Studies Centre. His work explores security dynamics in the Indo-Pacific, including US foreign policy, middle powers, alliance politics and regional cooperation. His analysis has appeared in news outlets such as the Australian Financial Review, ABC News, and Korea Times as well as policy forums such as Asialink Insights, East Asia Forum, and The Strategist.

Peter was previously a PhD scholar at the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, where he also taught courses on international relations and strategic studies. He has over a decade of experience as a research associate and editor at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, a leading South Korean think tank.

Peter received his PhD from the Australian National University and a Master of International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Political Science from the University of Melbourne.

Areas of expertise

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