About John Blaxland

John Blaxland is a professor in International Security and Intelligence Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He is the author of The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard (CUP 2014). Twitter:@JohnBlaxland1.


Cambodia military snub’s disturbing implications for Australia


Cambodia’s suspension of a military exercise with Australia this week is part of a long game being played by China, says John Blaxland What’s all the fuss about Cambodia’s suspended military exercise with Australia? Cambodia has been under considerable pressure from China to distance itself from the US and, to a lesser extent, Australia, for […]


Thailand’s simmering security crisis gathers steam


A quiet but increasingly deadly struggle is taking place in Thailand’s deep south. JOHN BLAXLAND reports. Why has the security crisis in southern Thailand’s three southernmost insurgency-affected provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat proved to be so intractable and drawn out? And why have the Thai authorities struggled with finding a viable solution to the […]