Huong Le Thu

Dr Huong Le Thu is currently a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) Defence and Strategy Program.

Previously, she worked at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore), and Institute of International Relations (Taiwan).

She is interested in the effect of external interventions on the politics of state formation, identity, nationalism as well as power projection and power perception. Her current projects focus on Vietnam’s foreign policy, especially in relations to the great powers: China and the U.S. Huong maintains strong interests in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and regional security.

Her publications have appeared in: Brookings, CSIS Cogit Asia and CSIS PacNet, Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post, and The Japan Times.