David Brewster

David Brewster

Dr David Brewster is with the National Security College at the Australian National University, where he specialises in South Asian and Indian Ocean strategic affairs. He is also a Distinguished Research Fellow with the Australia India Institute. His previous career was as a corporate lawyer working on complex cross-border transactions and he practiced for almost two decades in the United States, England, France and Australia. 

Dr Brewster is the author of The India-Australia Security Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities, which examines security and defence cooperation between India and Australia. His books include India as an Asia Pacific Power, which considers India’s strategic role in the Asia Pacific, and India’s Ocean: the Story of India’s bid for Regional Leadership, which examines India’s security role and relationships in the Indian Ocean region.

FEATURE | Australia-India: naval drills show trust, yet political caution remains

The largest ever Australian naval fleet arrived in India this week to conduct the biennial AUSINDEX naval exercises with the Indian Navy. The size and shape of this year’s exercise is a major step forward in defence cooperation between the two countries, even if significant political caution remains about the relationship in New Delhi.

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FEATURE | Japan is back in the Bay of Bengal

The eastern Indian Ocean has become contested waters. The competition for position between China, India and the US is becoming ever more pronounced. But some recent developments indicate that Japan also intends to become an important security player in the region. Japan is back in the Bay of Bengal.

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