Euan Graham is the Executive Director of La Trobe Asia. He has been a close observer of Southeast and Northeast Asian security affairs for more than twenty years, in academia, the private sector, and for the British Government. He joined the Lowy Institute in 2015, from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore where he specialised in maritime security. Prior to this he was a research analyst in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and served at the British Embassy in Pyongyang. His most recent Analysis for the Lowy Institute is: “Trump, Kim and the North Korean Nuclear Missile Melodrama”.
Dr Graham’s research interests include Australian defence policy, maritime security and strategy, the Korean Peninsula, and the US strategic role in the Indo-Pacific. He is a regular commentator for the international and Australian media. His book Japan’s Sea Lane Security 1940–2004: A Matter of Life and Death? was the first comprehensive English-language analysis on this subject. He received his PhD from the Australian National University in 2003. Dr Graham is an Associate Fellow at the UK Royal United Services Institute and an Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne.