Professor Greg Austin

Director, ACCS (acting)
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Australian Centre for Cyber Security
+61 2 6268 8897
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Dr Austin is a Professor in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). He concurrently serves as a Professorial Fellow with the EastWest Institute (EWI) in New York.  He has a career of achievement in international security affairs. He:

  • has held seven university appointments: Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Fellow (Senior Lecturer level), Research Fellow (Lecturer level), Visiting Professor, Senior Visiting Fellow and Visiting Fellow, all in world class universities or departments in the UK and Australia
  • has published six books on Asian security affairs (five are on China), each with a strong interdisciplinary focus, and one additional edited volume on energy security 
  • has current research interests in cyber strategy and diplomacy, security policies of China and Russia, countering violent extremism, and natioanl security ethics
  • held research leadership posts in leading NGOs or think tanks
  • is recognized by students and peers for his high quality teaching and mentoring
  • travels widely for consultations with business and government (e.g. office of the U.S. Secretary of  Defense in 2014, the IISS Track 1 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore in 2015, IEEE Open Internet project in Beijing in 2016)
  • regularly speaks in prominent forums (such as the Brookings Institution in December 2014 and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia in May 2015, IDSA Annual Conference in New Delhi in 2016)
  • has held posts in Australian security policy as Ministerial adviser, parliamentary committee secretary, international intelligence liaison officer and intelligence analyst  
  • has worked and lived in London, Brussels, Washington DC, Hong Kong and Canberra
  • has conducted other fieldwork or undertaken professional visits to China, Russia, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, Russia, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan
  • held research leadership roles in globally prominent NGOs, including as Vice President of the EastWest Institute and Asia Program Director in the International Crisis Group.

Books

Austin GD, 2018, Cyber Security in China, Springer, New York

Austin G, 2014, Cyber Policy in China, John Wiley & Sons

Austin G; Harris S, 2001, Japan and Greater China: Political Economy and Military Power in the Asian Century, C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

Austin G; Muraviev AD, 2000, The Armed Forces of Russia in Asia, I.B.Tauris

Austin G; Muraviev AD, 2000, Red star east : the armed forces of Russia in Asia, Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, N.S.W.

Austin G, 1998, China's Ocean Frontier: International Law, Military Force and National Development

Book Chapters

Austin GD, 2018, 'Opportunity, Threat and Dependency in the Social Infosphere', in Cornish P (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Cyber Security, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Austin GD, 2018, 'Strategic Military Geographies in the South China Sea', in Pearson S; Holloway J; Thackway R (ed.), Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, edn. 1, Springer, 10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8

Austin G, 2017, 'Restraint and Governance in Cyberspace', in Burke A; Parker R (ed.), Global Insecurity: Futures of Chaos and Governance, Palgrave

Austin G, 2017, 'Robots Writing Chinese and Fighting under Water', in Kiggins R (ed.), The Political Economy of Robots: Prospects for Peace and Prosperity in the Automated 21st Century, Palgrave, pp. 271 - 290, https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319514659

Austin GD, 2017, 'Are Australia's responses to cyber security adequate?', in Australia's Place in the World 2017, CEDA, pp. 50 - 61, http://www.ceda.com.au/Research-and-policy/All-CEDA-research/Research-catalogue/Australia-s-place-in-the-world

Austin GD, 2016, 'International Legal Norms in Cyberspace: Evolution of China's National Security Motivations', in International Cyber Norms: Legal, Policy & Industry Perspectives, edn. 2016, Tallinn Estonia

Austin G, 2016, '"Middle Powers and Cyber-Enabed Warfare: The Imperative of Collective Security"', in Securing Cyberspace: Asia and International Perspectives, Pentagon Press, New Delhi, pp. 23 - 56

Austin G, 2015, 'China’s Security in the Information Age', in Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security, Routledge, pp. 355 - 355

Austin G, 2004, '‘Preventing Terrorism? Direct Measures First – Intrusive, Normative and Personal!’', in Conflict Prevention From Rhetoric to Reality: Opportunities and Innovations, vol. 2, Lanham: Lexington Books

Austin G, 2004, 'Reactions in Australia and New Zealand to a Rising China', in The Rise of China and a Changing Northeast Asian Order (Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2004), pp. 266 - 269

Austin G, 2003, 'A new engine for pragmatism in the international security order?', in China: New Engine of World Growth, pp. 458

Yongjin Z; Austin G, 2001, 'China and the Responsibility of Power', in Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy, pp. 5

Austin G, 2001, 'China's power: Searching for stable domestic foundations', in Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy. Ed. Yongjin Zhang. Canberra: Asia Pacific Press, pp. 69 - 105

Austin G, 2001, 'Implications for Taiwan of the Kosovo Zeitgeist: Sino-US Military Confrontation is Looming; Taiwan as the Front Line; War as Punishment and Self-Sacrifice', in 澳洲研究, pp. 65 - 97

Harris S; Austin G, 2000, 'Japan, China and regional order', in Peter Drysdale and Dong Dong Zhang (eds), Japan and China: Rivalry or Cooperation in East Asia, Canberra, Australia-Japan Research Centre, pp. 143

Austin G, 1999, 'Apocalypse Next? Will Asia Become the Next Arena For Great Power Conflict?', in Asia-Australia Papers

Austin G, 1999, 'Alliances and Alignments in the Asia Pacific: Foundations for Stability or Seeds of Disaster?', in Taming turmoil in the Pacific: papers presented at the 12th Asia-Pacific Roundtable, May 31-June 4, 1998, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 285

Austin G, 1997, 'Economic rivalry and security linkages in US-Japan relations', in Asia-Pacific Security: The Economics–Politics Nexus, Allen & Unwin

Austin G, 1997, 'The Taiwan Issue in Japanese Domestic Politics', in Austin, G.(ed.)

Austin G; Callan T, 1996, 'Russia: Terrier at the Feet of the Great Asian Powers', in The Asia-Pacific Region: Less Uncertainties, New Opportunities, St Martins Press New York

Austin G; Terada T; Zhang DD; Ryan D, 1996, 'Japan and China in the Asia Pacific region : the Southeast Asia dimension', in Japan and China in the Asia Pacific region : the Southeast Asia dimension, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. v - p.

Austin G, 1995, 'Russian Influences and Mutual Insecurity, St Martins, New York NY, 1995, pp 103-130', in China as a Great Power–Myths, Realities and Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region, St Martin's Press, pp. 103 - 130

Austin G, 1994, 'Improving Australia’s Economic Intelligence', in Intelligence and Australian National Security, Australian Defence Studies Centre, pp. 137 - 146

Austin G, 1994, 'Strategic Intelligence: Sources', in Intelligence and Australian National Security, Australian Defence Studies Centre

Austin G, 1992, 'Soviet Perspectives of India’s Developing Security Posture', in India’s Strategic Future–Regional State or Global Power, Macmillan

Journal articles

Austin GD; Sharikov P, 2017, ''Pre-emption is Victory': Aggravated Strategic Instability in the Nuclear Age', Nonproliferation Review, vol. 23, pp. 691 - 704, 10.1080/10736700.2017.1346834

Austin G, 2014, 'Managing Asymmetries in Chinese and Amercian Cyber Power', Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Austin G, 2014, 'Australia’s Digital Skills for Peace and WarAustralian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, vol 2. No. 4, December 2014', Australia’s Digital Skills for Peace and War”, Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, vol. 2

Austin GREG, 2003, 'Unwanted Entanglement: Philippines’ Spratly Policy as a Case of Conflict Enhancement', Security Dialogue, vol. 31, pp. 41 - 54

Austin G, 1997, 'China and Maritime Security', Journal of the Australian Naval Institute

Betzler D; Austin G, 1997, 'Gulfs in Sino-Japanese Relations: An Evaluation of Japan's Cultural Diplomacy toward China', The Journal of East Asian Affairs, pp. 570 - 613

Austin G, 1995, 'The strategic implications of China’s public order crisis', Survival, vol. 37, pp. 7 - 23, 10.1080/00396339508442787

Reports

Austin GD; McConnell B; Neutze J, 2015, Promoting International Cyber Norms: A New Advocacy Forum, EastWest Institute, New York/Brussels/Moscow, EastWest Institute, http://www.eastwest.ngo/sites/default/files/BGCyberNorms.pdf

Austin G, 2014, Australian Defence Policy in the Information Age

Austin G; C. C, 2014, A Measure of Restraint in Cyberspace: Reducing Risk to Civilian Nuclear Assets

Gaycken S; Austin G, 2014, Resetting the System: Why Highly Secure Computing Should Be the Priority of Cybersecurity Policies, EastWest Institute, New York, https://www.files.ethz.ch/isn/175722/Resetting%20the%20System.pdf

Austin G; Gady F, 2012, Cyber Detente between the United States and China

Gady F; Austin G, 2010, Russia, the United States, and Cyber Diplomacy, New York City: EastWest Institute

Austin G, 2007, PROTECT! BUILD A GLOBAL NETWORK TO COMBAT TERRORISTS

Austin G; Sabadia A, 2007, PROTECT! Civilians and Civil Rights in Counter-Terrorist Operations

Austin G; Saradzhyan S; Procak J, 2007, New Russia, new ally: a bilateral security agenda beyond 2008, EastWest Institute

Bochkarev D; Austin G, 2007, Energy sovereignty and security: restoring confidence in a cooperative international system, EastWest Institute

Plesch D; Austin G; Grant F; Sullivan S, 2006, Bio-energy and CAP Reform: The Gains to Europe and Africa

Austin G; Berry K; Foreign Policy Centre (London England), 2005, A new grand bargain for peace : towards a reformation in international security law, Foreign Policy Centre, London

Austin G; Twigg S, 2005, The next attack : 'know your enemy and know yourself', Foreign Policy Centre, London

Schaefer S; Austin G; Parker K; Twigg S, 2005, Turks in Europe : why are we afraid?, Foreign Policy Centre, London

Austin G; Parker K, 2005, The Mono-cultural Delusion: Turkey and Migration Politics

Plesch D; Austin G; Grant F, 2005, Britain’s Energy Future: Securing the ‘Home Front’

Austin G; Foreign Policy Centre (London England), 2005, The 1989 China arms ban : putting Europe's position to Congress, Foreign Policy Centre, London

Austin G; Bergne P, 2004, Evaluation of the UK Conflict Prevention Pools: Russia and FSU Case Study

Austin G; Foreign Policy Centre (London England), 2004, Political change in Russia : implications for Britain, Foreign Policy Centre, London

Austin G; Koppelman B; Foreign Policy Centre (London England), 2004, Darfur and genocide : mechanisms for rapid response, an end to impunity, Foreign Policy Centre, London

Austin G; Chalmers M; Great Britain. Department for International Development.; University of Bradford.; Channel Research Ltd.; Performance Assessment Resource Centre., 2004, Evaluation of the conflict prevention pools : portfolio review, Department for International Development, London

Austin G; Great Britain. Department for International Development.; University of Bradford.; Channel Research Ltd.; Performance Assessment Resource Centre., 2004, Evaluation of the conflict prevention pools : synthesis report, Department for International Development, London

Austin G, 2003,  Taiwan Strait: The Path to Peace

Austin G, 2003,  Taiwan Strait: The Risk of War

Austin G, 2003,  Taiwan Strait: What’s Left of ‘One China’

Austin G; Kranock T; Oommen T, 2003, God and War: an Audit and Exploration

Austin G, 2002, The China Periphery: The New US Challenge and Beijing’s Response

Austin G, 2002, European Union Policy Responses to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, EIAS

Austin G, 2001, Great Power and Geo-Strategic Roles in South and Central Asia, Conflict Prevention Network, Stiftung fur Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin

Austin G, 2001, Taliban and Religious Extremism in South Asia

Austin G, 1996, Japan and China in the Asia Pacific Region: The Southeast Asia Dimension, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University

Austin G; Harris S; Kerr P; Mack A, 1995, China-Japan Relations 1995-2005

Other

Austin GD, Australia's Digital Skills for Peace and War

Austin G; Bergne P; Great Britain. Department for International Development.; University of Bradford.; Channel Research Ltd.; Performance Assessment Resource Centre., Evaluation of the conflict prevention pools : Russia and the former Soviet Union

Austin G, China's security: The new roles of the military

Austin G, The role of the Chinese military in national security policymaking-Swaine, MD

Theses / Dissertations

Austin GD; ANU Digital Theses.; Australian National University., 1994, The sources of military doctrine - a lesson from the Cold War, THES, thesis

Austin G, 1985, Island Claims of the People's Republic of China, THES, thesis

Working Papers

Austin G, 2017, Human Capital for Cyber Security: The Australian Case, Australian centre for Cyber Security, Canberra, ACCS Discussion Paper #2, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/australian-centre-for-cyber-security/sites/accs/files/uploads/Briefing%20Paper%232.pdf

Austin GD, 2016, Australia Rearmed! Future Needs for Cyber-Enabled Warfare, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, ACCS Discussion Paper, 1

Austin GD; Slay J, 2016, Australia's Response to Advanced Technology Threats: An Agenda for the Next Government, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, Australian Centre for Cyber Cyber Security Discussion Paper, 3, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/australian-centre-for-cyber-security/sites/accs/files/uploads/ADVANCED%20TECHNOLOGY%20THREATS%20AND%20AUSTRALIA%2030%20May%202106mediaversion.pdf

Austin GREG, 2016, Mapping and Evaluating China's Cyber Power:, Lau China Institute King's College London, London

Austin GD, 2015, China's Cyber Espionage: The National Security Distinction and U.S. Diplomacy, http://www.chinausfocus.com/peace-security/what-the-us-gets-wrong-about-chinese-cyberespionage/

Austin G; Australian National University. Dept. of International Relations., 1994, China's public order crisis and its strategic implications, Dept. of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra

Edited Books

Austin G; Zhang Y, (eds.), 2014, Power and Responsibility in Chinese Foreign Policy, ANU E Press

Austin GD; Zhang Y, (eds.), 2014, Responsibility and Power in China's foreign policy, 2nd, ANU ePress, Canberra, https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/power-and-responsibility-chinese-foreign-policy

Schellekens Gaffe MA; Austin G, (eds.), 2007, Energy and conflict prevention, Madariaga European Foundation, Brussels, https://www.eastwest.ngo/idea/energy-and-conflict-prevention

Austin G, (ed.), 1997, Missile Diplomacy and Taiwan's Future: Innovations in Politics and Military Power, Australian National University, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Canberra, http://sdsc.bellschool.anu.edu.au/experts-publications/publications/3129/missile-diplomacy-and-taiwans-future-innovations-politics-and