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David Brewster

Senior Research Fellow, NSC


Doctor of Philosophy – Australian National University, 2010

Masters of Laws – Columbia University, New York, 1992

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) – University of Sydney, 1987

Bachelor of Economics – University of Sydney, 1985

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My work as a Senior Research Fellow focuses on security in India and the Indian Ocean region, and Indo-Pacific maritime affairs.

My books include India as an Asia Pacific power, about India’s strategic role in the Asia Pacific, and India’s Ocean: the story of India’s bid for regional leadership, which examines India’s strategic ambitions in the Indian Ocean. 

My latest edited volume is India and China at Sea: Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean, which addresses Indian and Chinese perspectives about their roles in the Indian Ocean and their evolving naval strategies towards each other. 

I am the author of several reports, including The Second Sea, which examines Australia’s role in the Indian Ocean proposes a new roadmap for Australia’s strategic engagement in that region.

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