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

Professor Frühling is the Acting Head of 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



In the shadow of atomic arsenals

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