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Rodger Shanahan

Dr Rodger Shanahan is a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute.

A former army officer, he had extensive service within the Parachute Battalion Group (PBG) and has had operational service with the UN in South Lebanon and Syria, with the PBG in East Timor, in Beirut during the 2006 war, and in Afghanistan. He was the former director of the Army's Land Warfare Studies Centre, and has also been posted to the Australian Embassies in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. Dr Shanahan has MAs in International Relations and Middle East Studies from the ANU, and a PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Sydney.

He is also a part-time member of the Refugee Review Tribunal.  He has written numerous journal, media and policy articles, is a frequent commentator on Middle East issues for Australian and international media, has appeared as an expert witness for several terrorism trials in Australia and is the author of Clans, Parties and Clerics: the Shi’a of Lebanon.

Articles by Rodger Shanahan (427)

  • 18 Aug 2017 09:55
    The thing that puts New Zealand on the world map is rugby, and New Zealanders will do everything in their power to retain their rugby primacy.
  • 17 Aug 2017 09:14
    The only person responsible for the death of his children was Khalid Sharrouf himself.
  • 16 Aug 2017 15:38
    Gulf states have decided to try a carrot-based approach towards Iraq Shia leaders in attempting to blunt Iranian influence.
  • 07 Aug 2017 11:29
    There are both disturbing and perplexing elements to the Islamic State-supported terrorist plot to blow up an airliner departing from Sydney.
  • 02 Aug 2017 12:09
    There are signs that Saudi Arabia has changed tack and has decided to contest Iran's influence in Iraq.
  • 25 Jul 2017 11:34
    The CIA program was trying to apply just enough pressure while also accounting for all weapons, even though it didn’t control them: it was too big an ask.
  • 20 Jul 2017 12:34
    Australia being a multicultural country does not obligate its parliament to be a multinational legislature.
  • 18 Jul 2017 11:01
    We should always be clear-headed about the degree to which it is our interests, rather than shared values, that tie us to states in the Gulf.