The Japan Forum on International Relations

Associate Professor, the University of Sydney

Dr Thomas Wilkins is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, and a Japan Foundation Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo (2023-24). He holds non-resident Senior Fellowships at The Pacific Forum, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA).
His research interests cover a range of Indo-Pacific security issues including Japanese and Australian foreign and strategic policies, alliances and regional security architecture, and middle power diplomacy. He has published reports or policy briefs for think tanks such as The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), East Asia Institute (EAI), Singapore, and Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS), Brussels, (in additional to the institutions above). His academic research has appeared in journals such as Asia Policy, Review of International Studies, and Australian Journal of International Affairs, and his monograph, Security in Asia-Pacific: The Dynamics of Alignment, is published with Lynne Rienner Press.