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.