Dr Thomas Wilkins

BA (Hons) MA (Hons) PhD Birm
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5008

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Biographical details

Dr Thomas Wilkins specialises in Security Studies and Strategic Studies, with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. He wrote his Ph.D thesis on the topic of Coalition Warfare at the University of Birmingham and as an Exchange Visitor at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Before joining the University of Sydney he was a Lecturer in Military History/Security at the Department of Politics and Contemporary History, University of Salford, and held Post Doctoral Fellowships at the University of San Francisco, the East West Center (Honolulu) and the International Institute for Asian Studies (Amsterdam). In addition to contemporary International Relations and Security Thomas Wilkins retains an active interest the field of international history, where he regularly contributes to Military History journals.

Tom will spend the 2012-2013 academic year at National Taiwan University under the auspices of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs Taiwan Fellowship and at Tokyo University via a Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship.

Selected grants

2009

  • Securing Japan-Australia Relations; Wilkins T, Cook M, Cook M; Australia-Japan Foundation/Grant Program.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Wilkins, T. (2014). Reinventing Japan in the Asian Century. In Matthias Maass (Eds.), Foreign Policies and Diplomacies in Asia: Changes in Practice, Concepts, and Thinking in a Rising Region. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
  • Wilkins, T. (2012). Japan-Australia Security Relations: Building a Real Strategic Partnership? In William Tow and Rikki Kersten (Eds.), Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region, (pp. 111-127). London: Palgrave.
  • Wilkins, T. (2010). Building Regional Security Architecture: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation From an Organisational Theories Perspective. In Mehdi Parvizi Amineh (Eds.), State, Society and International Relations in Asia, (pp. 163-178). Amsterdam Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press.

Journals

  • Wilkins, T. (2012). 'Alignment', not 'alliance' - the shifting paradigm of international security cooperation: toward a conceptual taxonomy of alignment. Review of International Studies, 38(1), 53-76. [More Information]
  • Wilkins, T. (2012). Taiwan-Japan Relations in an Era of Uncertainty. Asia Policy, 13, 113-132.
  • Wilkins, T. (2011). Japan's alliance diversification: a comparative analysis of the Indian and Australian strategic partnerships. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 11(1), 115-155. [More Information]
  • Wilkins, T. (2010). The new 'Pacific Century' and the rise of China: an international relations perspective. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 64(4), 381-405. [More Information]
  • Wilkins, T. (2008). Russo-Chinese Strategic Partnership: A New Form of Security Cooperation? Contemporary Security Policy, 29(2), 358-383. [More Information]
  • Wilkins, T. (2006). Analysing Coalition Warfare from an Intra-Alliance Politics Perspective: The Normandy Campaign 1944. The Journal of Strategic Studies, 29(6), 1121-1150.

Conferences

  • Wilkins, T. (2010). Japan-Australia Security Relations: Building a Real Strategic Partnership? Comprehensive Security in the Asia-Pacific Region Conference 2009, Korea: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

2014

  • Wilkins, T. (2014). Reinventing Japan in the Asian Century. In Matthias Maass (Eds.), Foreign Policies and Diplomacies in Asia: Changes in Practice, Concepts, and Thinking in a Rising Region. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

2012

  • Wilkins, T. (2012). 'Alignment', not 'alliance' - the shifting paradigm of international security cooperation: toward a conceptual taxonomy of alignment. Review of International Studies, 38(1), 53-76. [More Information]
  • Wilkins, T. (2012). Japan-Australia Security Relations: Building a Real Strategic Partnership? In William Tow and Rikki Kersten (Eds.), Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region, (pp. 111-127). London: Palgrave.
  • Wilkins, T. (2012). Taiwan-Japan Relations in an Era of Uncertainty. Asia Policy, 13, 113-132.

2011

  • Wilkins, T. (2011). Japan's alliance diversification: a comparative analysis of the Indian and Australian strategic partnerships. International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, 11(1), 115-155. [More Information]

2010

  • Wilkins, T. (2010). Building Regional Security Architecture: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation From an Organisational Theories Perspective. In Mehdi Parvizi Amineh (Eds.), State, Society and International Relations in Asia, (pp. 163-178). Amsterdam Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Wilkins, T. (2010). Japan-Australia Security Relations: Building a Real Strategic Partnership? Comprehensive Security in the Asia-Pacific Region Conference 2009, Korea: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
  • Wilkins, T. (2010). The new 'Pacific Century' and the rise of China: an international relations perspective. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 64(4), 381-405. [More Information]

2008

  • Wilkins, T. (2008). Russo-Chinese Strategic Partnership: A New Form of Security Cooperation? Contemporary Security Policy, 29(2), 358-383. [More Information]

2006

  • Wilkins, T. (2006). Analysing Coalition Warfare from an Intra-Alliance Politics Perspective: The Normandy Campaign 1944. The Journal of Strategic Studies, 29(6), 1121-1150.

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