Dr Michael Clarke

Dr Michael Clarke is a UTS:ACRI Adjunct Professor and a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Future Defence and National Security (CFDNS), Canberra, Deakin University. He was formerly Senior Fellow at the Centre for Defence Research at the Australian Defence College. His major areas of research and publication include: the history and politics of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (PRC); Chinese foreign and security policy; American grand strategy; and nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation.

He is the author of Xinjiang and China’s Rise in Central Asia – A History (Routledge 2011), (with Andrew O’Neil and Stephan Fruhling), Australian Nuclear Policy: Reconciling Strategic, Economic and Normative Interests (Routledge 2015), editor (with Anna Hayes) of Inside Xinjiang: Analysing Space, Place and Power in China’s Muslim North-West, (Routledge 2016); editor of Terrorism and Counterterrorism in China: Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions, (Oxford University Press 2018); editor (with Matthew Sussex and Nick Bisley) of The Belt and Road Initiative and the Future of Regional Order in the Indo-Pacific, (Lexington Books 2020); and author of US Grand Strategy and National Security: The Dilemmas of Primacy and Decline from the Founders to Trump (Palgrave 2021). His commentary has also been published by Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The Diplomat, South China Morning Post, The Age and The Australian amongst others.