Stephan Frühling is a Professor at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

Professor Frühling teaches and studies at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and has widely published on Australian defence policy, defence planning and strategy, nuclear weapons and NATO.

Professor Frühling was the Fulbright Professional Fellow in Australia-US Alliance Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 2017. He worked as a ‘Partner across the globe’ research fellow in the Research Division of the NATO Defense College in Rome in 2015, and was a member of the Australian Government’s external panel of experts on the development of the 2016 Defence White Paper.

Fields of expertise



Australia’s security needs a national approach to defence industry

As our geostrategic environment deteriorates, the Australian Government has adopted the concept of national defence – the defence…

21 December 2023


In the shadow of atomic arsenals

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will usher in a new epoch and the stakes are high. More than 80…

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