Dr David Brewster
Senior Research Fellow with the National Security College, Australian National University
Dr David Brewster is a Senior Research Fellow with the National Security College, Australian National University, where he works on maritime affairs and security in the Indian Ocean. He also works on Indo Pacific issues.
Dr Brewster’s books include India as an Asia Pacific power, about India’s strategic role in the Asia Pacific and India’s Ocean: the story of India’s bid for regional leadership which examines India’s strategic ambitions in the Indian Ocean.
His latest edited volume is India and China at Sea: Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean, which addresses Indian and Chinese perspectives about their roles in the Indian Ocean and their evolving naval strategies towards each other.
He is the author of a 2018 report for the Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Between Giants: the Sino-Indian Cold War in the Indian Ocean, which considers the impact of Sino-Indian strategic competition on the region.
Dr Brewster’s most recent publication is The Red Flag Follows Trade: China’s Future as an Indian Ocean Power. This examines different scenarios for the development of China’s future military presence in the Indian Ocean.