Victor Abramowicz

Victor Abramowicz
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Victor Abramowicz is PhD candidate and sessional academic at Curtin University, specialising in defence policy and strategy, military technology, security relations in East Asia and Eastern Europe, and military history. He is also the Principal of Ostoya Consulting, which provides advisory and business development services to a range of companies in the defence sector.

Victor has published opinion pieces in The Interpreter which have been noted internationally, and provided commentary on security issues in publications including Bloomberg Businessweek.

Victor started his career with 13 years in the Australian Department of Defence in a range of intelligence, strategic and international policy and capability development areas. His qualifications include an honours degree in Political Science from the University of Western Australia and a master’s degree in Strategy and Policy from the University of New South Wales.

Blue-sky thinking on the Defence Strategic Review
Blue-sky thinking on the Defence Strategic Review
A broader view of security offers enormous potential benefits for Australia.
The merits of transactionalism
The merits of transactionalism
Seeking deeper relationships doesn’t always best serve the national interest.
Squaring the circle in Ukraine
Squaring the circle in Ukraine
Moscow is likely seeking victory on the cheap against Kyiv – which offers an opportunity to influence its strategy.
Damage limitation and US nuclear strategy
Damage limitation and US nuclear strategy
In an atomic world, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Military operations in a more transparent world
Military operations in a more transparent world
Russia’s Ukraine build-up is the latest example of how some information can no longer be kept secret.
Maladies, remedies and optimising security
Maladies, remedies and optimising security
A closer defence relationship with the US must be balanced by nuanced diplomacy to most benefit Australia’s security.
A missile spotter’s guide to North Korea (and beyond)
A missile spotter’s guide to North Korea (and beyond)
Everything happens for a reason. And that reason is normally physics or finance.
The Democrats’ voter problem
The Democrats’ voter problem
Scraping through what should have been an easy win highlights systemic issues.
Hidden gems in the 2020 Force Structure Plan
Hidden gems in the 2020 Force Structure Plan
Defence’s $270 billion shopping list has some surprising inclusions.
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