Dr Chris Rahman

Chris Rahman

Position: Senior Research Fellow 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          


Dr 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, strategic relations of the Indo-Pacific region, and global maritime security, including maritime domain awareness (MDA) and the application of vessel tracking and other technologies to improve maritime situational awareness. 

Research students:

  • Ahmad Almaududy (Dudy) AMRI: Maritime Security Challenges in Southeast Asia: Analysis of International and Regional Legal Framework
  • 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
  • Anh TON: Navigating the Shoals of the South China Sea: International Law and Geopolitical Issues surrounding the Passage of Sovereign Immune Vessels and Aircraft
  • Shishir UPADHYAYA: Maritime Security Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region: Role of the Indian Navy

Selected Publications:

Last reviewed: 8 July, 2016