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Dr Brendan Taylor is an Associate Professor and Acting Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU. Specialising in great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, the US-Australia alliance and regional security architecture, he served as Head of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre from 2011 to 2016. Dr Taylor has published over 100 scholarly papers, including in a number of the world’s leading journals such as the Washington Quarterly, Survival and International Affairs. He has also authored or edited eight books. His current research focuses on flashpoints in Asia and is to be published as a book by Black Inc in 2018. Dr H. D. P. (David) Envall is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations at ANU. In addition to having worked as a copy editor and corporate editor/writer, Dr Envall has formerly held appointments at Tokyo International University and La Trobe University. He has a BA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, an MA from Hitotsubashi University, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. His research interests include Japanese political leadership, Japan’s post-war security politics, and security in the Asia-Pacific

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