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Greg Austin

Professorial Fellow, EastWest Institute

Greg Austin is a Professorial Fellow at the EastWest Institute (which has offices in New York, Brussels and Moscow).

He took up this post in January 2012 after serving with distinction as a Vice President in the Institute for five and a half years. He has held senior assignments in public policy, including in government, journalism and academia. He has also held senior posts in the International Crisis Group (Brussels/New York/Washington) and the Foreign Policy Centre (London).

Mr. Austin is the author of several books on China’s strategic policy, one of which was translated into Chinese for internal circulation inside the government. He is currently also a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of War Studies in King’s College London.

He has post-graduate qualifications in international affairs, including a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in international law. He is an Australian citizen.

Articles by Greg Austin

President John Kelly? Trump’s Yeltsin Moment

The dynamic between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Trump harkens back to the Yeltsin-Putin dynamic of the late 1990s.

August 13, 2017

Putin & Trump: Can They Survive “Internet Terror”?

Internet espionage as an equal opportunity discriminator.

January 27, 2016

New Wave Terrorism: The Syrian Nightmare and Moral Confusion

Brace yourselves. There is a new wave of terrorism coming to the G20 countries.

November 10, 2015

Cyber Security: All China’s Fault?

China is not the only party responsible for bilateral strife in cyber relations.

August 30, 2015

Kaliningrad: Achilles’ Heel for the West

Kaliningrad could be Putin's and Russia's best diplomatic card in 2015.

January 13, 2015

Can China Innovate Without Freedom of Information?

A desire to stay relevant and powerful may push China towards new information ethics.

October 2, 2014

China: A Leadership Crisis in the Making?

China needs a new moral compass

August 29, 2014

Evaluating U.S. Targeted Killings: Out of Control?

Is assassination of terrorist suspects right or wrong?

February 27, 2014

A Young Brazilian in London

State of Fear: Illiberal impulses in democratic states.

February 26, 2014

High Time to Act Against Information Catastrophe: Time to Strengthen Cyber Security

We need stronger cyber security to protect against massive consumer data breaches.

January 30, 2014

Terabyte Leaks and Political Legitimacy in the U.S. and China

What the brave new world of global information warfare means for political and business elites everywhere.

January 24, 2014

Testing the Transatlantic Alliance

Committed to protecting Taiwan, what is U.S. reaction to the EU plan to sell China arms?

June 16, 2005