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Gregory Raymond is a senior lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs researching Southeast Asian politics, defence and foreign relations.  He convenes the ASEAN Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program, the Global China Research Spoke for the ANU Centre for China in the World, and is international relations editor for the journal Asian Studies Review. Before joining the Australian National University, Greg was a policy advisor in the Australian Government, including in the strategic and international policy areas of the Department of Defence and the Australian Embassy in Bangkok.  


Research interests

My current work examines authoritarian collusion, transnational crime and influence in the Mekong sub-region.  My past work dealt with strategic culture and collective memory and institutions in Southeast Asian defence planning and relations with Great Powers. As a Thai studies scholar, I also research the politics of Thailand and its relations with its neighbours, including the integration of the Mekong sub-region with southern China, through physical connectivity.

Current student projects

PhD Research:  The experience of East Timor and impact on the culture of the Indonesian military.

PhD Research: Chinese interests in Melanesia

PhD Research: Institutional cooperation and rivalry in the Mekong sub-region

PhD research: Chinese investment strategies and their impact on local governance in Cambodia



Past student projects

Honours: The strategic culture of the Pakistani armed forces

PhD Research:  Indonesia's maritime identity.

Masters' Research: Comparing Indonesian and Malaysian approaches to China's Belt and Road Initiative


PhD, MA, BSc, Dip Ed

Expertise Areas

  • Thailand
  • Mekong
  • Memory Studies
  • Authoritarian Politics


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