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Alexander Lee



Advanced Masters of National Security Policy, Australian National University (2016-2017)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), majoring in History and Politics, University College Dublin (2013-2016).

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Alex is a PhD candidate at the National Security College studying the relationship between Australia’s Conservative parties, the Liberal and Country party, and Croatian Nationalists during the Cold War. Alex has previously researched Australia’s relationship with Rhodesia and Southern Africa in the 1970s. He commenced his PhD research in 2018. Prior to this he completed a Masters Degree in National Security Policy from ANU and an Undergraduate and Honours Degree from the University College Dublin.

You can follow him on Twitter @alexmitchelllee

PhD programme

National Security Policy

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

The Politicisation of Australian Croatian Nationalists: 1952-1972

Topic description

I am researching the Australian government’s relationship with the Croatian Australian Nationalist movement that blossomed in Australia during the post-war period.

My other research interests include Australian relations with Southern Africa during the Cold War, Australian decolonisation in the Pacific, Australian migration policy and the defence of Australia during the Second World War.


Conservatives Divided: Defending Rhodesia Against Malcolm Fraser 1976-1978 in the Australian Journal of Politics and History.

‘What the Boers Did Australia Can Do, and Do Ten Times Better’: The Impact of the Boers on Australian Defence Policy in the International History Review.

The Portuguese Empire: Australia’s Forward Defence from 1961-1972 in the Australian Journal of Politics and History.

Accepted for Publication: Protecting Australia’s Soft Underbelly: Defending the Illawarra 1939-1944 in History Australia.

Accepted for Publication: Consequences of Failure: How France’s Rejection of the Franco-British Union Undermined Australian Wartime Security in War in History.

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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