Dr Andrew Carr is an Associate Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). He has previously worked as an Associate Editor for the Lowy Institute for International Policy and as a lecturer at the University of Canberra. He has a PhD on Australian foreign policy and published on the foreign policy of the Rudd government. He was awarded ﬁrst class honours from the University of Canberra along with the Herbert Burton Medal. His research interests include Australian foreign and strategic policy, middle power theory, irregular migration and Asia-Paciﬁc security. He is also a co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Security Challenges.