Dr Matthew Sussex is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the Centre for European Studies at ANU.

Matthew is also Senior Fellow at the Centre for Defence Research, Australian Defence College, Associate Professor (Adjunct) at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University.

His research specialisations revolve around national security and strategic studies with a particular focus on Russia and Eurasia, great power politics, and information warfare. His books include The Palgrave Handbook of National Security (2021); The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order (Lexington, 2020); Violence and the State (Manchester University Press, 2017); Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia (Palgrave, 2015); Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy (Palgrave, 2015); and Conflict in the Former USSR (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Matthew has previously been Associate Professor and Academic Director at the National Security College, Australian National University; and Head of Politics and International Relations at the University of Tasmania. He has been awarded research grants from the Australian Research Council, the Fulbright Commission, the ISA, Australian government agencies, and others. Matthew been a non-resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy; he has served on the National Executive of the Australian Institute of International Affairs; and has been the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is regularly invited to speak brief government, academic specialists and think tanks on his areas of expertise. He also provides frequent analyses for local, national and international media, including BBC, CNN, Bloomberg and others.

Fields of expertise



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