Dr Chris Rahman
Position: Principal Research Fellow / Associate Professor in Maritime Strategy & Security
Phone number: +61 (02) 4221 4884
Office: UOW Innovation Campus, ITAMS Building 233, Room 309
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
Chris Rahman is an academic strategist with wide-ranging research interests within the disciplines of strategic studies and international security.
His areas of expertise include the rise of China, strategic theory (including maritime strategy), geopolitical theory, U.S. national security strategy, Australian defence policy, and the strategic relations of the Indo-Pacific region. He also works on different aspects of maritime security, including the application of vessel tracking and other technologies to improve maritime situational awareness.
- Mark HAMMOND: Capability Requirements for conventional submarine operations from Australia
- Justin JONES: Australian Defence Policy, Maritime Strategy and the Indian Ocean in the 21st Century
- Wirawan KARTONO: The Role of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) in Securing the Sea
- Shishir UPADHYAYA: Maritime Security Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region: Role of the Indian Navy
Completed Research Students:
- Bruce McLennan: Contemporary Maritime Pressures and their Implications for Naval Force Structure Planning (Ph.D. 2006)
- Matt Bannon: The Evolution of the Role of Australian Customs in Maritime Surveillance and Border Protection (MMS-R 2007)
- Ronnie Gavan: Border Security Dilemma: Operational Responses to Maritime Security Threats in the Southern Philippines (MMS-R 2008)
- Daisuke Sekine: Seapower and Japan’s Maritime Coalition Building (Ph.D. 2011)
- Kamal-Deen Ali: Maritime Security Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea: Prospects and Challenges (Ph.D. 2014)
- Jack McCaffrie: Protecting Australia's Offshore Estate: An Evolving Commitment for the Royal Australian Navy (Ph.D. 2014)
- Ahmad Almaududy Amri: Maritime Security Challenges in Southeast Asia: Analysis of International and Regional Legal Frameworks (Ph.D. 2017)
- Anh Ton: Navigating the Shoals of the South China Sea: International Law and Geopolitical Issues surrounding the Passage of Sovereign Immune Vessels and Aircraft (Ph.D. 2017)
- “People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).” In Conrad Waters, ed., Navies in the 21st Century, Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley, 2016, pp. 93-104.
- “Use of Technology in Maritime Regulation and Enforcement.” In Robin Warner and Stuart Kaye, eds., Routledge Handbook of Maritime Regulation and Enforcement. Routledge, London, 2016, pp. 363- 377.
- “Strategic Trends in the South China Sea/the East Sea and East Asia’s Security Architecture: The View from Australia.” International Studies, No. 31, December 2014, pp. 111-129.
- “The U.S. Strategic Relationship with Australia” (co-authored with Jack McCaffrie). In Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2014, pp. 88-115.
- “Singapore: Forward Operating Site.” In Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, eds., Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 2014, pp. 116-129.
- “The Inescapable Ocean: On Understanding Australia’s Strategic Geography.” In Justin Jones, ed., A Maritime School of Strategic Thought for Australia: Perspectives, Sea Power Series No. 1, Sea Power Centre – Australia, Canberra, 2013, pp. 69-74.
- “The Implications of Climate Change for Maritime Security Forces.” In Robin Warner and Clive Schofield, eds., Climate Change and the Oceans: Gauging the Legal and Policy Currents in the Asia Pacific Region, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2012, pp. 167-199.
- “Maritime Domain Awareness in Australia and New Zealand.” In Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R. Rothwell, eds., Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand, Routledge, London, 2010, pp. 202-223.
- Concepts of Maritime Security: A Strategic Perspective on Alternative Visions for Good Order and Security at Sea, with Policy Implications for New Zealand. Discussion Paper No. 07/09, Centre for Strategic Studies: New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, 2009, 62 pp.
- The Global Maritime Partnership Initiative: Implications for the Royal Australian Navy. Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 24, Sea Power Centre – Australia, Canberra, 2008, 78 pp.
- “Ballistic Missiles in China’s Anti-Taiwan Blockade Strategy.” In Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine, eds., Naval Blockades and Seapower: Strategies and Counter-strategies, 1805-2005. Routledge, London, 2006, pp. 214-223.
- Protecting Australia’s Maritime Borders: The MV Tampa and Beyond (co-edited with Martin Tsamenyi). Wollongong Papers on Maritime Policy No. 13, Centre for Maritime Policy, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, 2002, 153 pp.
- “Defending Taiwan, and Why It Matters.” Naval War College Review, Vol. LIV, No. 4, Autumn 2001, pp. 69-93.
- Naval Cooperation and Coalition Building in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific: Status and Prospect. Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Centre and Centre for Maritime Policy Working Paper No. 7, RAN Sea Power Centre, RAAF Base Fairbairn, Canberra, October 2001, 70 pp.