Areas of expertise
Australian foreign policy; Asia’s international relations; energy security; intelligence; international institutions
Michael Wesley is Deputy Vice Chancellor International and Professor of Politics at the University of Melbourne. Previously he was Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the ANU, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute, Director of the Griffith Asia Institute, and Assistant Director-General at the Office of National Assessments. His 2011 book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia, won the John Button Prize for best writing on Australian public policy.
The war in Ukraine: implications for Asia
Win, lose or draw in Russia’s bold attack, the Indo-Pacific may be the new frontier for autocracies to test their limits.
Her brilliant career
An entertaining and informative memoir about a woman’s career through a deeply patriarchal profession in diplomacy.
Policy BriefsAustralia poisoned alumni: international education and the costs to Australia
In this new Lowy Institute Policy Brief, Executive Director Michael Wesley analyses the multi-faceted international student debate. It canvasses the dynamics of the international…