Darren Lim

Dr Darren Lim is a Lecturer in International Relations at the Australian National University and the presenter of the Australia in the World podcast.

His research primarily focuses on economic statecraft (diplomacy and coercion), the foundations of interdependence, particularly between China and its major economic partners (including Australia), and the mechanisms through which trade and investment links can affect states’ security and foreign policies.

Other research projects include “hedging” security strategies in East Asia, the relationship between Security Council membership and foreign aid receipts, and the political economy of power transitions in the context of US-China relations.