Deputy Director (Research) - Mr Andrew Forbes

Mr Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes is Deputy Director (Research) in the Sea Power Centre – Australia, with responsibility for the centre’s research and publications programs, and its external engagement. He has nearly 30 years experience in defence policy making, including force structure development, capability costing, naval strategy and maritime security.

Andrew was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Flinders University in 1985; a Master of Defence Studies degree from the University of New South Wales in 1989; a Master of Arts in Maritime Policy degree from the University of Wollongong in 1999 and a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada in 2001. He is also a graduate of the RAN Staff College (1996).

Andrew is a visiting senior fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong; a visiting military fellow at UNSW Canberra; a research fellow at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University; and an associate of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, Defence Academy of the UK. He is the Australian representative on the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) study group on maritime security, and the Australian representative (and secretariat) to the International SLOC Group (www.slocgroup.org).

Andrew has been the editor of both the Journal of the Australian Naval Institute (2002-06) and Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs (2010-13).

 

Selected Publications/Activities

 

Books

(Editor) The Naval Contribution to National Security and Prosperity, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2013

(Editor) Australia’s Response to International Piracy: A Legal Perspective, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 31, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2011

(Editor) Maritime Capacity Building in the Asia-Pacific Region, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 30, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2010

(Co-editor) Piracy and Maritime Crime: Historical and Modern Case Studies, Newport Paper No. 35, Naval War College, Newport RI, 2010

(Editor) Asian Energy Security: Regional Cooperation in the Malacca Strait, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 23, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2008

 

Book chapters

(with David Neumann), ‘Protecting Australian Seaborne Trade’ in Andrew Forbes (ed), The Naval Contribution to National Security and Prosperity, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2013, pp. 65-73.

(with Sukjoon Yoon) ‘Old and New Threats from North Korea against the Republic of Korea’, in Geoffrey Till and Sukjoon Yoon (eds), Korean Maritime Strategy: Issues and Challenges, KIMS Series 63, Korean Institute for Maritime Strategy, Seoul, 2011, pp. 17-55.

'Australia's Maritime Past, Present and Future', in Geoffrey Till and Patrick Bratton (eds), Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific: The Triumph of Neptune, Routledge, London, 2011, pp. 166-189.

‘Should we be Worried About Piracy?’ and ‘Postscript’, in Andrew Forbes (ed), Australia’s Response to International Piracy: A Legal Perspective, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 31, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2011, pp. 5-15, and 111-119.

‘The Role of Maritime Forces in Protecting Energy Flows’, in Andrew Forbes (ed) Maritime Capacity Building in the Asia-Pacific Region, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 30, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2010, pp. 97-115.

‘Australian Energy Security: the Benefits of Self-Sufficiency’, in Virendra Gupta and Chong Guan Kwa (eds), Energy Security: Asia Pacific Perspectives, Manas Publications, New Delhi, 2010, pp. 119-133

‘Rethinking the Protection of the Sea Lines of Communication’, in Jim Veitch (ed), Strategic Manoeuvres: Security in the Asia-Pacific, Centre for Strategic Studies: New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, 2009, pp. 155-168.

‘Managing International Shipping’, in Ravi Vohra, PK Ghosh, D Chakraborty (eds), Contemporary Transnational Challenges: International Maritime Connectivities, KW Publishers in association with the National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 83-102.

‘Australian Energy Security’, in Andrew Forbes (ed), Asian Energy Security: Regional Cooperation in the Malacca Strait, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 23, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2008, pp. 11-21.

‘The Economic Impact of Disruption to Seaborne Energy Flows’, in Andrew Forbes (ed), Asian Energy Security: Regional Cooperation in the Malacca Strait, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 23, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2008, pp. 57-77.

‘The Australian Naval Contribution to Regional Maritime Security Cooperation’, in Andrew Forbes (ed), Australian Maritime Issues 2007: SPC-A Annual, Papers in Australian Maritime Affairs No. 21, Sea Power Centre - Australia, Canberra, 2008, pp. 43-60.

 

Articles

‘Enhancing Benefits of Naval Shipbuilding’, in Royal Australian Navy, Navy Engineering Bulletin, Canberra, Issue 15, March 2009, pp. 43-45.

‘Protecting Middle East Seaborne Energy Exports’, in Security and Terrorism Research Bulletin: Maritime Security in the Gulf, Issue No. 8, May 2008, Gulf Research Centre, Dubai, pp. 4-9.

'The Role of Navies and Coastguards in SLOC Protection' Indian Ocean Survey, Jan-Jul 2006, pp. 15-31.

'International Shipping: Trends and Vulnerabilities' Maritime Studies, No. 132, September/October 2003, pp. 21-28.

'RAN Constabulary Operations' Maritime Studies, No. 123, March/April 2002, pp. 17-29.

'Funding the Frigates' Journal of the Australian Naval Institute, Summer 2001-2002, pp. 24-28.

'The guerre de course and its relevance to Australia', Maritime Studies, No. 102, Sep/Oct 1998, pp. 1-13.

 

Conference presentations/papers

‘Border Protection Command: Inter-agency cooperation and coordination’, CSCAP Study Group on Maritime Security, 7-8 June 2013, Singapore.

‘A Brief History of Australian Naval Shipbuilding’, 6th IMEHA International Congress for Maritime History, Ghent, Belgium, 2-6 July 2012.

‘Sea Lines of Communication in the Indian Ocean’, Joint 36th AUS-CSCAP and ANU-CEPS Maritime Expert Networks Meeting, Australian National University, Canberra, 22-23 March 2012.

‘Raising the Opportunity Cost to Pirates: the Work of the IMO’, Addressing Maritime Safety Threats in Southeast Asia’ Workshop, Griffith Asia Institute, Brisbane, 23-24 May 2011.

‘Regulation of International Shipping’, 16th International SLOC Conference, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India, 30 Jan-1 Feb 2011.

‘The Five Power Defence Arrangements: Commonwealth Cooperation at Work’, The Canadian Navy Centennial History Conference, Ottawa, 5-7 May 2010.

‘Navies and Port Security: An Australian Perspective’, Maritime Security Challenges Seminar 2010, Victoria, Canada, 21-23 April 2010.

‘Transparency in Australian Defence policy making’, 2nd meeting of the CSCAP study group on the Impact of Naval Enhancement on the Asia-Pacific region, Auckland, New Zealand, 27-28 March 2010.