Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips is an Associate Professor in International Relations and Strategy in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.

Associate Professor Phillips’ research focuses on the global state system’s evolution from 1500 to the present, and on contemporary security challenges in East and South Asia, with a particular focus on great power rivalry and counter-terrorism. He is the author of War, Religion and Empire: The Transformation of International Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and International Order in Diversity: War, Trade and Rule in the Indian Ocean (with J.C. Sharman; Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Associate Professor Phillips has published articles in the European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Review, International Studies Quarterly, Millennium, Review of International Studies, Pacific Review, Survival, Australian Journal of International Affairs, National Identities, and Security Challenges. In 2016, he published From Hollywood to Bollywood? Recasting Australia’s Indo/Pacific Strategic Geography (Australian Strategic Policy Institute).

In 2017, he was a Visiting Fellow at Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, where he helped deliver the South Asia module. Prior to his academic career, Associate Professor Phillips worked in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He received his PhD from Cornell University.