Mr Samuel Bashfield

Mr Samuel Bashfield

Mr Samuel Bashfield

Research Fellow

Samuel Bashfield is defence researcher on the Australia India Institute’s Defence Program. Sam’s research interests include (modern and Cold War-era) Indo-Pacific security, defence and foreign policy, Indo-Pacific security architecture, maritime security, nuclear issues, strategic implications of the rise of China, the rules-based order and technology governance. He is also PhD candidate at the Australian National University’s National Security College. His thesis examines the British Indian Ocean Territory’s Cold War history, focussing on Britain’s withdrawal ‘East of Suez’ and the Anglo-US special relationship.

Sam teaches international relations at both the University of Melbourne’s School of Social and Political Sciences and the ANU National Security College. He has words in range of academic and non-academic outlets, including the International History Review, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, the German Law Journal, Al Jazeera Opinion, The Australian and The Interpreter. Sam has worked previously at the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, Australia’s Attorney General’s Department, and has interned at the Jakarta Globe newspaper in Indonesia.

Sam tweets at @SamuelBashfield

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