Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Professor Benjamin Schreer, DPhil

Head of Department

D.Phil (Kiel), M.Phil (Kiel)

Current Research Projects

  • The geopolitics of China's rise
  • Taiwan's defence options
  • US leadership in Asia under the Trump presidency
  • Europe's major powers and China's rise

Profile

Professor Ben Schreer is the Head of Department at SSC. He teaches and researches in security and strategic studies, with a main focus on Asia-Pacific strategic trends and the evolution of Australian defence policy. Professor Schreer regularly provides expert advice to national and international media on these subjects. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (JPICT) and the Australian Journal of International Affairs.

Prior to joining Macquarie University, he was Senior Analyst for Defence Strategy at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI); Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the Australian National University (ANU); Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Germany; Research Group Leader in the Centre of Excellence at the University of Konstanz; and Research Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP).

Teaching

  • PICT 921 Australia's Strategic and Defence Policy

Student supervision

I welcome PhD, graduate and undergraduate theses that broadly address my research interests identified above.

Current supervision projects

  • Mr Rifaie Tammas, The Syria Puzzle: Explaining the Opposition's Failure in Regime Change (PhD Thesis)
  • Mr Daniel Foulkes, Japan's defence diplomacy in Southeast Asia: A "resurgent" Japan? (Master of Research thesis)

Publications (selection)

Books and Monographs

  • The Howard Legacy: Australian Military Strategy, 1996-2007 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2008).
  • A versatile force - The future of Australia's special operations capability (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, April 2014). (with Peter Jennings and Andrew Davies).
  • Moving beyond ambitions? Indonesia's military modernisation (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, November 2013).
  • Planning the Unthinkable War: 'AirSea Battle' and its implications for Australia (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, April 2013).

Edited Books 

  • The Taiwan Problem: Prospects and Challenges (London: Routledge, forthcoming), with Andrew T. Tan
  • Terrorism and Insurgency in Asia (London: Routledge, forthcoming), with Andrew T. Tan

Journal articles

  • 'The Double-Edged Sword of Coercion: Cross-Strait Relations After the 2016 Taiwan Elections', Asian Politics & Policy, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2017), pp. 50-65.
  • 'Correspondence: Stability or Volatility across the Taiwan Strait?', International Security, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 192-197. Co-authored with Sheryn Lee.
  • 'Australia's "special strategic relationship" with Japan: Another China Choice?', Australian Journal for International Affairs, Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2016), pp. 37-49.
  • 'Standing up to China', Survival, Vol. 57, No. 6 (December 2015-January 2016), pp. 127-144. Co-authored with Tim Huxley.
  • 'The strategic implications of China's more secure nuclear second-strike capability, Asia Policy, No. 19 (January 2015), pp. 14-20.
  • 'The Taiwan Strait: Still Dangerous', Survival, Vol. 55, No. 1 (June/July 2013), pp. 55-62. Co-authored with Sheryn Lee.
  • 'Towards a 'post-American' alliance? NATO burden-sharing after Libya', International Affairs, Vol. 88, No. 2 (March 2012), pp. 313-327. Co-authored with Ellen Hallams.
  • 'More flexible, less coherent: NATO after Lisbon', Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 1 (February 2012), pp. 20-33. Co-authored with Timo Noetzel.
  • 'The Korean Crises and Sino-American Rivalry', Survival, Vol. 53, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 13-19. Co-authored with with Brendan Taylor.
  • 'NATO's Vietnam? Afghanistan and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance', Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 30, No. 3 (December 2009), pp. 529-547. Co-authored with Timo Noetzel.
  • 'A new "pragmatism": Germany's NATO Policy', International Journal, Vol. 64, No. 2 (Spring 2009), pp. 383-398.
  • 'Does a multi-tier NATO matter? The Atlantic alliance and the process of strategic change', International Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 2 (March 2009), pp. 211-226. Co-authored with Timo Noetzel
  • 'All the Way? The Evolution of German Military Power', International Affairs, Vol. 84, No. 2 (March 2008), pp. 211-221. Co-authored with Timo Noetzel.

Book chapters

  • 'Facing the Dragon: Debating the US military response to China', in Andrew Tan (ed.), Handbook on US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016), pp.359-378.
  • 'The 'Priceless Alliance': Paul Dibb and Anzus', in Desmond Ball and Sheryn Lee (eds.), Geography, Power, Strategy & Defence Policy: Essays in Honour of Paul Dibb (Canberra: ANU Press, 2016), pp. 139-154.
  • 'Australia: Political Rows and Regional Hedging', International Institute for Strategic Studies, Strategic Survey 2015: The Annual Review of World Affairs (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2015), pp. 380-387.
  • 'Taiwan's Defence Options', in Andrew Tan (ed.), Security and Conflict in East Asia(London: Routledge International Handbooks, 2015), pp. 121-130.
  • 'The United States' Evolving Regional Military Posture', in International Institute for Strategic Studies, Regional Assessment 2015,(London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2015), pp. 61-75.
  • 'Garuda rising? Indonesia's arduous process of military change', in Jo Inge Bekkevold, Ian Bowers and Michael Raska (eds.), Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century: Cross-Regional Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 55-69.
  • 'The Evolution of NATO's Strategy in Afghanistan', in Hakan Edstrom and Dennis Gyllensporre (eds.), Pursuing Strategy: NATO Operations from the Gulf War to Gaddafi (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2012), pp. 139-156.
  • 'The 'Natural Ally'? The 'Natural Partner'? Australia and the Atlantic Alliance', in Hakan Edstrom, Janne Haaland Matlary and Magnus Petersson (eds.), NATO: The Power of Partnership (Basingstoke: Palgrave, MacMillan, 2011), pp. 40-59.

 

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Books

The Howard Legacy: Australian Military Strategy, 1996-2007 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2008).

Monographs

Expanding alliance: ANZUS cooperation and Asia-Pacific security (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, December 2014). (with Peter Jennings, Andrew Davies and David Nichola)

A versatile force - The future of Australia's special operations capability (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, April 2014). (with Peter Jennings and Andrew Davies)

Moving beyond ambitions? Indonesia's military modernisation (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, November 2013).

Planning the Unthinkable War: 'AirSea Battle' and its implications for Australia (Canberra: Australian Strategic Policy Institute, April 2013).

Spezialkräfte der Bundeswehr. Strukturerfordernisse für den Auslandseinsatz (Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, September 2007). (with Timo Noetzel)

Australiens Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik. Zwischen regionaler und globaler Sicherheit, (Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, November 2006).

Divergent Perspectives on Military Transformation (Berlin: StiftungWissenschaft und Politik, June 2005). (edited with Eugene Whitlock)

Die U.S. Army nach dem Irakkrieg. Lehren und Versäumnisse (Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, September 2004).

Die Transformation der US-Streitkräfte im Lichte des Irakkriegs (Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, December 2003).

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Book chapters
                               
'Australia: Political Rows and Regional Hedging', International Institute for Strategic Studies, Strategic Survey 2015: The Annual Review of World Affairs (London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2015), pp. 380-387.

'Taiwan's Defence Options', in Andrew Tan (ed.), Security and Conflict in East Asia (London: Routledge International Handbooks, 2015), pp. 121-130.

'The United States' Evolving Regional Military Posture', in International Institute for Strategic Studies, Regional Assessment 2015,(London: International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2015), pp. 61-75.

'Garuda rising? Indonesia's arduous process of military change', in Jo Inge Bekkevold, Ian Bowers and Michael Raska (eds.), Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century: Cross-Regional Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 55-69.

'As good as it gets? Australia and NATO beyond Afghanistan', in Trine Flockhart (ed.), Cooperative Security: NATO's Partnership Policy in a Changing World (Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, 2014), pp. 99-110.

'The Evolution of NATO's Strategy in Afghanistan', in Håkan Edström and Dennis Gyllensporre (eds.), Pursuing Strategy: NATO Operations from the Gulf War to Gaddafi (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2012), pp. 139-156.

'The 'Natural Ally'? The 'Natural Partner'? Australia and the Atlantic Alliance', in Håkan Edström, Janne Haaland Matlary and Magnus Petersson (eds.), NATO: The Power of Partnership (Basingstoke: Palgrave, MacMillan, 2011), pp. 40-59.

'Challenges and Prospects for NATO "Complex Operations" ', in Christopher M. Schnaubelt (ed.), Complex Operations: NATO at war or on the margins of war (Rome: NATO Defense College, July 2010), pp. 201-211.

'NATO and Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Afghanistan', in Christopher M. Schnaubelt (ed.), Counterinsurgency: the challenge for NATO strategy and operation (Rome: NATO Defense College, November 2009), pp. 43-57.

'Australien: Gestiegene regionale und globale Ambitionen', in Jörg Husar, Günther Maihold and Stefan Mair (eds.), Neue Führungsmaechte: Partner deutscher Außenpolitik? (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009), pp. 33-48.

'Vernetzte Kontrolle: Zur Zukunft des Parlamentsvorbehalts', in Stefan Mair (ed.),Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr. Leitfragen, Entscheidungsspielräume und Lehren  (Berlin: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, September 2007), pp. 35-42. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Abschreckung im 21. Jahrhunder aus US-amerikanischer Perspektive', in Roland Kaestner and Andreas Kessler (eds.), Abschreckung im 21. Jahrhundert (Munich: IAP, 2007), pp. 47-59.

'US Defense Transformation and its Implications for Europe', in Gunther Hauser and Franz Kernic (eds.), European Security in Transition (Aldershot: Ashgate 2006), pp. 103-114.

'Die Transformation des Heeres', in Joachim Krause and Jan C. Irlenkaeuser (eds.), Bundeswehr - Die nächsten 50 Jahre. Anforderungen an deutsche Streitkräfte im 21. Jahrhundert (Opladen: Budrich 2006), pp. 183-191.

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Journal Articles

'Australia's "special strategic relationship" with Japan: Another China Choice?', Australian Journal for International Affairs (accepted for publication).

'The strategic implications of China's more secure nuclear second-strike capability, Asia Policy, No. 19 (January 2015), pp. 14-20.

'The Taiwan Strait: Still Dangerous', Survival, Vol. 55, No. 1 (June/July 2013), pp. 55-62. (with Sheryn Lee)

'Strategic Posture Review: Australia', World Politics Review, 23 November 2013.

'Business as usual? The 2013 Defence White Paper and the US Alliance', Security Challenges, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2013), pp. 35-42.

'The Willing Ally? Australian Strategic Policy in a Contested Asia', RUSI Journal, Vol. 157, No. 5 (October-November 2012), pp. 78-84. (with Sheryn Lee)

'Towards a 'post-American' alliance? NATO burden-sharing after Libya', International Affairs, Vol. 88, No. 2 (March 2012), pp. 313-327. (with Ellen Hallams)

 'More flexible, less coherent: NATO after Lisbon', Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 66, No. 1 (February 2012), pp. 20-33. (with Timo Noetzel)

'The Korean Crises and Sino-American Rivalry', Survival, Vol. 53, No. 1 (February 2011), pp. 13-19. (with Brendan Taylor)

 'Salvaging Global Zero: Diplomacy in the Second Nuclear Age', RUSI Journal, Vol. 155, No. 3 (June/July 2010), pp. 42-46. (with Joachim Krause)

'Vision mit Widersprüchen', Internationale Politik, No. 4 (July/August 2010), pp. 98-103. (with Joachim Krause)

'Political Constraints: The German Army and Counterinsurgency', Security Challenges, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2010), pp. 97-108.

'Creating the Next Generation of NATO Partnerships', RUSI Journal, Vol. 155, No. 1 (February 2010), pp. 52-57. (with Stephan Frühling)

'Getting to Zero. From nuclear sharing to a European deterrence strategy', IP Global Edition, Vol. 11, No. 1 (January/February 2010), pp. 50-54. (with Patrick Keller)

'NATO's Vietnam? Afghanistan and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance', Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 30, No. 3 (December 2009), pp. 529-547. (with Timo Noetzel)

'NATO's New Strategic Concept and US Commitments in the Asia-Pacific', RUSI Journal, Vol. 154, No. 5 (October 2009), pp. 98-103. (with Stephan Frühling)

'Australia's Last Priority. Lessons for the future of NATO's global partnerships', IP Global Edition, Vol. 10 (November/December 2009), pp. 46-50. (with Stephan Frühling)

'A new "pragmatism": Germany's NATO Policy', International Journal, Vol. 64, No. 2 (Spring 2009), pp. 383-398.

'Does a multi-tier NATO matter? The Atlantic alliance and the process of strategic change', International Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 2 (March 2009), pp. 211-226. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Missing Links: The Evolution of German Counter-Insurgency Thinking', RUSI Journal, Vol. 154, No. 1 (February 2009), pp. 16-22. (with Timo Noetzel)

'The Atlantic Alliance and Strategic Defense', IP Global Edition, Journal of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Vol. 2, No. 9 (Summer 2008), pp. 24-27.

'All the Way? The Evolution of German Military Power', International Affairs, Vol. 84, No. 2 (March 2008), pp. 211-221. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Heiße Kartoffel Raketenabwehr', Internationale Politik, Vol. 63, No. 3 (March 2008), pp. 44-49.

'Counter-what? Germany and Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan', RUSI Journal, Vol. 153, No. 1 (February 2008), pp. 42-46. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Ende einer Illusion. Die sicherheitspolitische Debatte in Deutschland macht einen großen Bogen um die Wirklichkeit', Internationale Politik, Vol. 63, No. 1 (January 2008), pp. 96-101. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Krieg oder Nicht-Krieg? Plädoyer für eine ernsthafte Debatte über den Bundeswehreinsatz in Afghanistan', Internationale Politik, Vol. 62, No. 4 (April 2007), pp. 100-105. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Dead upon Arrival? The Quadrennial Defense Review Report 2006', RUSI Journal, Vol. 151, No. 2 (April 2006), pp. 34-37.

'Neuausrichtung der amerikanischen Militärpolitik? - QDR 2006', Europäische Sicherheit, Vol. 55, No. 4 (April 2006), pp. 62-65.

'Entwicklungsperspektiven des amerikanischen Verteidigungshaushalts', Europäische Sicherheit, Vol. 54, No. 4 (April 2005), pp. 66-67.

'US-Verteidigungshaushalt 2005: Weichenstellung in Richtung Transformation?', Europäische Sicherheit Vol. 53, No. 10 (October 2004), pp. 21-23.

'Demokratie als Waffe? Präemption und das neue Abschreckungskonzept der USA', Merkur. Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken, Vol. 57 (July 2003), pp. 627-633. (with Thomas Rid)

'Who's next? Die USA, Iran und die Präemption', Internationale Politik, Vol. 58, No. 6 (June 2003), pp. 55-58.

'Wohin gehen die USA? Die neue nationale Sicherheitsstrategie der Bush-Administration', Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (December 2002), pp. 40-46. (mit Joachim Krause, Jan Irlenkaeuser)

'Eine "neue" Nuklearstrategie der USA? Die Nuclear Posture Review', Internationale Politik, Vol. 57, No. 7 (July 2002), pp. 35-42. (with Joachim Krause)

'Germany and U.S. Missile Defense: The Case for a Real Debate', Contemporary Perspectives on European Security, AICGS German Issues, Vol. 27 (February 2002), pp. 35-70.

Commissioned reports

NATO in Afghanistan. Challenges and Options for the Next 24 Months, Study for the Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, Tasked by General Egon Ramms, Allied Joint Force Command, Brunssum, January 2010. (with Timo Noetzel)

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Reports and policy papers

US Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Potential Implications for the Asia Pacific, Policy Brief, S. Rajaratnam School for International Studies, Singapore, June 2015.

'The strategic dimension of 'Option J': Australia's submarine choice and its security relations with Japan', Strategic Insight 85, March 2015. (with Andrew Davies).

'Jump Jets for the ADF?', Strategic Insight 78, November 2014. (with Richard Brabin-Smith)

Russia and the West: How to restart a constructive relationship, Aspen European Strategy Forum (Berlin: Aspen Institute Germany 2009). (with Joachim Krause, Andrew Kuchins, Alexander Rahr and Charles King Mallory).

'Strategien zur Aufstandsbekämpfung. Neue Ansätze für die ISAF-Mission', SWP-Aktuell, No. 3, January 2008. (with Timo Noetzel)

Zwischen den Stühlen? Deutschland und die Raketenabwehr, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung, Warsaw, November 2007.

'Parlamentsvorbehalt auf dem Prüfstand. Anpassung der Kontrollstrukturen erforderlich', SWP-Aktuell, No. 10, February 2007. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Spezialstreitkräfte der Bundeswehr. Politischer Handlungsbedarf', SWP-Aktuell, Nr. 50, November 2006. (withTimo Noetzel)

'Weltweiter Einsatz gegen Terrorismus. Der "Quadrennial Defense Review Report" des US-Verteidigungsministeriums', SWP-Aktuell, No. 10, February 2006.

'Amerikanisch-indische Sicherheitsbeziehungen. Aufbruch zu einer neuen "Ära"?', SWP-Aktuell, No. 33, July 2005. (with Christian Wagner)

'Japans Verteidigungspolitik', SWP-Aktuell, No. 61, December 2004.

'Der US-Verteidigungshaushalt 2005. Weichenstellung in Richtung Transformation?', SWP-Aktuell, No. 31, July 2004.

Media

'Air war is the best option', Australian Financial Review, 3 November 2014, p. 43. (with Jan K. Gleiman)

'Merkel, Hollande top of Abbott's summit dance card', The Australian, 31 October 2014, p. 10. (with Anthony Bergin)

'Japan and America: Forging a Global Alliance?', The National Interest, 23 October 2014.

'Should Asia be Afraid? China's Strategy in the South China Sea Emerges', The National Interest, 20 August 2014.   

'Clarify Air-Sea Battle: Asian Allies Warily Mull US Strategy', Defense News, 29 April 2013.

'Getting serious about ballistic missile defence', Australian Financial Review, 14 December 2012. (with Stephan Frühling)

'Afghan Theatre Needs New Narrative', The Australian, 5 August 2010, p. 13. (with Stephan Frühling)

'Our next government must begin to get out of Afghanistan', Canberra Times, 22 July 2010, p. 19. (with Stephan Frühling)

'Kernfragen zur Strategie der NATO', Neue Züricher Zeitung, 4 April 2009, p. 7. (with Johannes Varwick).

'Alliance Divided', The World Today, October 2008, pp. 17-19. (with Timo Noetzel)

'If NATO fails, so too does Europe on security', Financial Times, 12 March 2008, p. 9. (with Asle Toje)

'It's NATO's War! Or isn't it?', Response to the Roundtable Forum "What next for Afghanistan?", International Affairs Forum, February 2008. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Afghanistan grün geträumt. Warum sich "böse Amis" und "gute Nato" nicht trennen lassen', Der Tagesspiegel, 21 September 2007, p. 8.

'Germany must stop shirking a debate on its military, Financial Times, 7 March 2007, p. 11. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Pudel in Uniform. Das Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) in Afghanistan braucht einen klaren Auftrag', Der Tagesspiegel, 2 February 2007, p. 6. (with Timo Noetzel)

'Teheran lässt sich nicht abschrecken', Die Welt, 27 December 2006, p. 5. (with Oliver Thränert)

'Europe's success in Iran has a hollow ring', Financial Times, 23 October 2003, p. 15. (with Asle Toje)

'Europa muss Farbe bekennen: Die NATO Response Force', Rheinischer Merkur, 21. November 2001, p. 7. (with Patrick Fitschen)

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PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

'Preparing for another 'age of uncertainty': Australia's national security concepts and threat perception', Paper presented at 9th Berlin Conference on Asian Security 2015: International Dimensions of National (In)Security: Concepts, Challenges and Ways Forward, German Institute for International and Security Studies (SWP), Berlin,14-16 June 2015.

 'Australia's strategic relations with China: a choice to make?', German-Australia Symposium 2015, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Berlin, 16 June 2015.

'The Future Character of Conflict', 1st Intelligence Battalion Analytical Symposium, Gallipoli Baracks, Brisbane, 9 June 2015. 

'Australia-Indonesia defence relations: as good as it gets?', Panel discussion on Indonesia-Australia Diplomatic and Strategic Relations, Australia-Indonesia Centre, Australian National University, 29 May 2015.

'US Defence Policy: Priorities and Challenges', National Security College, Australian National University, Canberra, 28 May 2015.

'Third time lucky? Australia's next Defence White Paper', International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Singapore, 17 December 2014.

'Another 'China Choice'? Australia's 'special strategic relationship with Japan', Paper presented at Fourth Annual Australia-Japan Dialogue, Griffith Asia Institute, Tokyo, 28 November 2014.

'Current trends in Australia's China policy', ASAN Institute, Seoul, 15 August 2014.

'The emerging Asia-Pacific security order', Korean Institute for Unification, Seoul, 14 August 2014.

'An Arduous Process: The Modernisation of the Indonesian Armed Forces', Paper presented at Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, Oslo, 17 May 2014.

'Cyber conflicts and Asian Security', Paper presented at Rethinking Information and Cyber Warfare: Global Perspectives & Strategic Insights Workshop, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, 3 March 2014.

 'The Strategic Implications of China's East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone', Paper presented at International Conference on Peace and Security in East Asia, Taipei, 26 February 2014.

'The strategic implications of China's more secure nuclear second-strike capability', Paper presented at Joint Workshop, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies & National Bureau for Asian Research (NBR), Singapore, 6 January 2014.

'Maritime Sicherheit als Herausforderung fuer Deutschland: Wie kann Deutschland
stabile Seewege bewahren', "Adenauer-Konferenz" zu Deutschlands Rolle in der internationalen Sicherheitspolitik, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Berlin, 19 November 2013.

'Towards a 'strategic partnership'? Next steps in Australia-Indonesia defence relations', International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Singapore, 5 April 2013.

'NATO's Partnerships: Asia-Pacific', Statement prepared for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Defence and Security Committee (DSC), 57th Annual Session, Prague, 11 November 2012.

'Towards 'Afghan reality': An Assessment on the Transition in Afghanistan',
Statement prepared for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Economics and Security Committee (ESC), 57th Annual Session, Prague, 10 November 2012.

'America's Future Role in Asia-Pacific', Paper presented to Workshop "America's Role in the World", American University, Washington, DC, 26 October 2012.

'The Future of US Military Presence in Asia and its Impact on US-Sino Relations', Paper presented at the 5th Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), Sydney, 18-20 July 2012.

'Perspective from Germany - why oppose the war?', Airpower Seminar 2012: Norwegian Airpower over Libya - success without influence?, Trondheim, Norway, 31 January-2 February 2012.

'Time to choose? The rise of China, 'AirSea Battle' and the Future of US Alliances in Southeast Asia', Paper presented at South East Asia Security Workshop on Bridging Spokes and Spines: US Alliance Strategy and the Geopolitics of South East Asia, Singapore, 11-13 September 2011.

'Can NATO 'do' strategy? Lessons from Afghanistan and Libya', Paper presented at the10th Annual Transatlantic Studies Association Conference, Dundee, 11-14 July 2011.

'Australia and NATO: Common Values, Common Mission", Paper presented at 2011 International Studies Association, Montreal, 17-19 March 2011.

'The Future of US Presence in Asia', Paper presented at 4th International Symposium, Security Cooperation and Regional Integration in Asia, Waseda University Global COE Program, Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration (GIARI), Tokyo, Japan, 3 December 2010

'Australia and the Future of Cross-Strait Relations', Cross-Strait Interactions and Power Relations in East Asia Conference, Institute for National Policy Research (INPR), Taipei, Taiwan, 6-7 December 2010

''The Afghan Surge: The Counterinsurgency Challenge to NATO and ISAF in Afghanistan', Australian Chief of the Defence Force Conference 2010: Beyond Asymmetry: Counterinsurgency and Stabilisation in the 21st Century, Australian Defence College, Canberra, 1-2 November 2010.

Das neue strategische Konzept der NATO - Sachstand, Knackpunkte und Perspektiven', Die Zukunft der NATO Workshop, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, 5 March 2010.

'Asia and a Rising China', The Future of NATO's Nuclear Deterrent: The New Strategic Concept and the 2010 NPT Review Conference Workshop, Sponsored by Defense Threat Reduction Agency, NATO Defense College and NATO Nuclear Policy Directorate, Rome, 28 February- 2 March 2010.

'Afghanistan and the Future of NATO', Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo, 17 November 2009.

'NATO and Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Afghanistan', Paper presented at NATO Defense College, Rome, 3-5 June 2009.

'Recent Challenges for German Security and Defense Policy', Comparative Perspectives on the Post-Cold War Security Policy: Germany, NATO, and Japan, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Tokyo, 27 March 2009.

'The Future of NATO's Global Partnerships', National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Tokyo, 26 March 2009.

'NATO into the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects', Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Skopje, Macedonia, 28 October 2008.

'It takes a network to fight networks' - Does it?: Armed Forces and Dark Networks', Paper presented at international workshop Dark Networks, University of Konstanz, 19-20 September 2008.

'Missile Defense: The Source of Tensions among the Allies or Stimulus for Common Action?', Center for International Relations, Warsaw, 15 November 2007.

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Professor Benjamin Schreer

Contact

Phone: +61 (0)2 9850 1423
Email: ben.schreer@mq.edu.au
Office location: 
Level 2, Building Y3A
Macquarie University NSW 2109