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Researcher: Sussex, MA (Dr Matthew Sussex)

Fields of Research

International Relations
Political Science
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Public Policy
Causes and Prevention of Crime

Research Objectives

Defence and Security Policy
International Relations
Government and Politics
International Organisations
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Political Systems
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
International Political Economy (excl. International Trade)
Rights to Environmental and Natural Resources (excl. Water Allocation)
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity

Career Best Publications

America and Europe After 9/11; European Security After 9/11
Beslan's lessons: is pre-emption better than cure?; Australian Journal of International Affairs
Cultures in Conflict? Re-evaluating the 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis After 9/11; European Security After 9/11
European Security After 9/11; Ashgate

Research Publications

20 Years after the fall of the Soviet Union; Global Change, Peace & Security
America and Europe After 9/11; European Security After 9/11
Beslan's lessons: is pre-emption better than cure?; Australian Journal of International Affairs
Conclusion; Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation
Conclusions: the future of conflict in the former USSR; Conflict in the Former USSR
Conclusions: violence and the state - past, present and the future; Violence and the state
Conflict in the Former USSR; Cambridge University Press
Cultures in Conflict? Re-evaluating the 'Clash of Civilizations' Thesis After 9/11; European Security After 9/11
Democracy triumphs in Ukraine? Think again
Energy Transit States and maritime security in the Malacca Straits: the case of Singapore; Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs
European Security After 9/11; Ashgate
Foreign Policies of the Great and Emerging Powers
Foreign Policy-making and Institutions; Institutions and Political Change in Russia
From Retrenchment to Revanchism...and Back Again? Russian Grand Strategy in the Eurasian 'Heartland'; Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation
Globalization, 'New Wars' and the War in Chechnya; Chechnya: From Past to Future
Introduction; European Security After 9/11
Introduction: Power, politics and confrontation in Eurasia; Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia
Introduction: Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy; Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation
Introduction: understanding conflict in the former USSR; Conflict in the Former USSR
Introduction: understanding violence and the state; Violence and the state
Killing Americans abroad: has Obama’s policy really changed?
Maritime Governance and Security: 2006 Fulbright Symposium; 2006 Fulbright Symposium
MH17: A chance for Russis and Ukraine to blink?
Norms, Interests and NGOs in the International System; APSA Conference
Power Shifts, 'Rebalancing' and Russian Foreign Policy in the Asia-Pacific; Australian Political Studies Association
Power, politics and confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign policy in a contested region; Palgrave Macmillan
Putin's 'New Russia' looks a lot like the old one
RIP R2P? Morality, Cheating and the Global Human Rights Regine; International Relations and Diplomacy
Russia - Ukraine: The pros and cons of Western action
Russia's MH17 response: How to mismanage a crisis
Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation; Palgrave Macmillan
Russia-Australia
Russia-Crimea: Putin's revanchism
Russia-Ukraine: What is Putin up to in Crimea?
Russian Foreign Policy and the Asia-Pacific Power Shift; Shifting Priorities in Russia's Foreign and Security Policy
Shirt-fronting: Why Abbott missed the mark
Strategy, Security and Russian Resource Diplomacy; Russia and its Near Neighbours - Identity, Interests and Foreign Policy
The debate over military technology: in defence of drones
The impotence of being earnest? Avoiding the pitfalls of 'creative middle power diplomacy'; Australian Journal of International Affairs
The Roots of Russian Conduct; Crisis in the Caucusus: Russia, Georgia and the West
The roots of Russian conduct; Small Wars & Insurgencies
The Russo-Georgian war: identity, intervention and norm adaptation; Conflict in the Former USSR
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a future balancing coalition in Asia?; Power transition and international order in Asia: issues and challenges
The shape of the security order in the former USSR; Conflict in the Former USSR
Twenty years after the fall: continuity and change in Russian foreign and security policy; Global Change, Peace & Security
Ukraine: Aid Convoy an ominous signal from Moscow
Ukraine: US and Europe fail, crisis deteriorates
Violence and the State; University of Manchester Press
War, Peace and Hegemony in a Globalized World

Research Projects

Globalization and New Wars: The War in Chechnya; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Maritime Governance and Security: Australian and American Perspectives; Australian-American Fulbright Commission (AAFC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Australia's Involvement in the Iraq War and Its Strategic Alliances in the 21st Century
Discourses of Political Violence and Peripheral Nationalism- Sri Lanka and Spain.
Methods of aircraft terrorism control & associated policy problems
Non-governmental Organisations, Agenda-setting and the World Trade Organisation
Non-state security threats to Australia in the post Cold War world.
Politics & reduction- Political geography since zero
Post-ideological Politics? A comparative analysis of the development and application of the 'third way'
Power, Policy & War- Explaining the Iran-Iraq War
Regional Security Complex Theory- The Asian Super Complex
Securing Transnational Oil- Energy Transit States in the Malacca Strait
Terror, Tyrants and Trilateralism- Assessing the regional security architecture of the Asia-Pacific and the implications for Australian strategic policy
The ideology of Islamism
Toward an 'Australian' International Relations-The Case for Moral Realism
Towards an Australian Governmental Policy on Environmentally Forced Migration- A Considered and Humanitarian Approach to the Emerging Crisis of the Human Impact of Climate Change