Dr Chris Rahman
Chris Rahman

Telephone: + 61 2 4221 4884/4883
Facsimile: + 61 2 4221 5544

Dr. Chris Rahman is Senior Research Fellow in Maritime Strategy and Security. He holds a BA in Politics and History from Victoria University of Wellington, an MA in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Waikato and a Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong.

Among other things he coordinates the Centre’s relationship with the Royal Australian Navy and Department of Defence, and the ANCORS Vessel Tracking Initiative. 

Research Interests 

Dr. Rahman is an academic strategist with wide-ranging research interests within the disciplines of strategic studies and international security. 

His research currently is focused upon the rise of China, strategic theory, U.S. national security strategy, Australian defence policy, Asia-Pacific maritime strategy and security and maritime domain awareness. 

Dr. Rahman is also leading the ANCORS research project “Climate Change, Resources and Energy Security: Maritime Security Implications for an Island Nation.” The project is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Research Support for National Security (RSNS) grant scheme.


Last reviewed: 6 January, 2012