Joanne Wallis

Joanne Wallis
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Joanne Wallis is Professor of International Security in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide. Before that, she spent more than eight years in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. She is the author or editor of seven books, including Pacific Power? Australia’s Strategy in the Pacific Islands (MUP 2017) and Constitution making during State building (CUP 2014). Joanne is the chief investigator on two Australian Research Council Discovery Projects, analysing Australian interventions in the Pacific Islands and the operation of the Australia-New Zealand alliance. She is also the chief investigator on a Defence Strategic Policy Grant analysing the potential of a networked security architecture in the Pacific Islands.

Engaging with the Pacific: the legal angle
Engaging with the Pacific: the legal angle
The often complex and transnational legal challenges facing the region are an opportunity to foster cooperation.
Joining the “Barty party” in foreign and defence policy
Joining the “Barty party” in foreign and defence policy
If Australia wants a role model for how to present itself to the world, the tennis champ embodies humility and grit.
Shouldering their fair share? The ANZUS allies in the Pacific Islands
Shouldering their fair share? The ANZUS allies in the Pacific Islands
A reported pivot by special forces to the region raises questions about the role expected of Australia and New Zealand.
The risks of escalating strategic competition in the Pacific Islands
The risks of escalating strategic competition in the Pacific Islands
Becoming tangled in power politics can create divisions between – as well as within – nations across the region.
Kiwis and hawks: Is New Zealand edging closer to Australia on China?
Kiwis and hawks: Is New Zealand edging closer to Australia on China?
Views on China appear to be hardening in Wellington, and the next government will be pressed to find a policy balance.
Chinese whispers and Pacific agency
Chinese whispers and Pacific agency
Pacific island countries are well aware of strategic risks, and want the issues that worry them most to be in focus.
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