Elizabeth Buchanan

Elizabeth Buchanan
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Dr Elizabeth Buchanan is a Lecturer of Strategic Studies with Deakin University at the Australian War College, Canberra. Dr Buchanan’s areas of expertise are polar geopolitics, energy security and international security orders with a focus on Russian strategy.  Dr Buchanan completed her PhD on Russian Arctic strategy under Vladimir Putin in 2018 and holds an Honours degree in Russian-Ukrainian natural gas relations. Dr Buchanan was recently a Visiting Maritime Fellow at NATO’s Defense College where she examined High North security matters. Elizabeth has published widely on Russia and international security issues with Foreign Affairs, The Lowy Institute, The National Interest, The Australian Institute for International Affairs, The Moscow Times, The Economist, Politico, Policy Forum and The Australian. Dr Buchanan has been a Visiting Scholar with The Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy unit and has commercial experience in the private oil sector.

The end of Antarctic exceptionalism?
The end of Antarctic exceptionalism?
Plunging Russia into the diplomatic deep freeze has implications far beyond Europe on cooperation over global commons.
Putin has his generation of fans – even in Australia
Putin has his generation of fans – even in Australia
The latest Lowy Institute Poll points to a generational divide for those with memories of the Cold War.
Australia’s Russia problem (and how to solve it)
Australia’s Russia problem (and how to solve it)
Quite literally, the coldest continent might be just the right place to thaw out Canberra’s frosty ties with Moscow.
Competitive coexistence: A new blueprint for Russia-West relations
Competitive coexistence: A new blueprint for Russia-West relations
Building a better strategy means, above all, getting rid of theoretical constructs that no longer apply.
What Russia wants in a multipolar world
What Russia wants in a multipolar world
Canberra should rethink its approach to Moscow, recognising areas of difference yet be willing to see common ground.
The (other) continent we can’t defend
The (other) continent we can’t defend
A rude challenge awaits Canberra’s cosy assumptions about the Antarctic Treaty System and its ongoing relevance.
What a new Russian ambassador might mean for relations with Australia
What a new Russian ambassador might mean for relations with Australia
Differences don’t have to mean deadlock: plenty of challenges offer Canberra and Moscow a chance to cooperate.
Sea cables in a thawing Arctic
Sea cables in a thawing Arctic
A trans-Arctic sea cable would afford the Kremlin a significant opportunity to demonstrate its role in developing the Arctic commons.
TurkStream: Putin’s latest triumph over the West? (Part 2)
TurkStream: Putin’s latest triumph over the West? (Part 2)
At its heart, TurkStream is a project aimed at further entrenching European dependence on Russian gas
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