David Andrews is the Senior Policy Advisor at ANU National Security College.
David previously held multiple roles in the Australian Department of Defence, including in the military strategy, strategic policy, and defence export controls branches.
His research interests include Australian defence and foreign policy, the strategies of small and middle powers, and instruments of security cooperation, including ANZUS, AUKUS, Five Eyes, and the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue. He has been published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Griffith Asia Institute, Incline, and in the Australian Naval Review.
He is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations at La Trobe University, which examines the factors that contribute to the evolution, stagnation, or collapse of multilateral security organisations, notably the Central Treaty Organization, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, Anglo-Malaysian Defence Agreement, and Five Power Defence Arrangements.
He holds a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) with Honours from The Australian National University, a Master of Arts (Ancient History) from Macquarie University, and a Bachelor of Social Science (Politics & International Relations) with Honours from the University of New South Wales.