Dr Benjamin Herscovitch is a Research Fellow at the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance.

Benjamin focuses on China’s economic statecraft and Australia-China relations.

He is a member of the ANU Working Group on Geoeconomics. Prior to joining ANU, Benjamin was an analyst and policy officer in the Department of Defence, specialising in China’s external policy and Australia’s defence diplomacy.

He was previously a researcher for Beijing-based think tanks and consultancies.

Fields of expertise



The murky morality of relationship repair with China

Following Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s rapturous reception in Shanghai and Beijing, the Australia-China relationship has officially stabilised. The…

8 November 2023


AUKUS demands more transparency

For the Labor party, AUKUS was a done deal from the very beginning. Briefed on AUKUS just a…

18 August 2023


Will China-Taiwan tensions lead to war?

A high-profile visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, saw China…

23 August 2022


Australia must address China tech challenge in Indonesia

China’s free large-scale technology training in Indonesia poses a major security challenge to Australia and the region, according…


Australia needs an education ambassador: experts

Australia must establish an Office for Education Trade Diversification and appoint an Ambassador for Australian Education, experts from…

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