David Andrews is a Senior Policy Advisor at the ANU National Security College.
His research interests include Australian defence, foreign, and security policies; the strategies of small and middle powers; and instruments of security cooperation (such as alliances, security pacts, multilateral institutions, and international organisations) including ANZUS, the Quad, AUKUS, Five Eyes, and the Five Power Defence Arrangements.
He joined the National Security College after more than five years working in the Australian Department of Defence, primarily in the Strategic Policy Division.
David is also currently undertaking a PhD in International Relations at La Trobe University. He holds a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) with Honours from ANU, a Master of Arts (Ancient History) from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor of Social Science (Politics and International Relations) with Honours from the University of New South Wales.