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Anthony Ricketts is a Doctoral Candidate at the National Security College, Australian National University (ANU). He is also a Teaching Fellow at the Australian Command and Staff College, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (ANU). Anthony’s field of interests are international relations theory, US foreign policy, and grand strategy. He has published in scholarly journals such as Journal of Strategic Studies, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Orbis, Comparative Strategy, and the Australian Journal of International Affairs.

Anthony has contributed extensively to the media outlets such as Sky News Australia and Fairfax Media. He has published journalistic style pieces with The National Interest, RUSI, World Policy Journal, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Australian Outlook, and Policy Forum.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Anthony Ricketts (with Michael Clarke). 2017. ‘US Grand Strategy and National Security: The Dilemmas of Primacy, Decline and Denial’, Australian Journal of International Affairs 71 (5), pp. 479-498

Anthony Ricketts (with Michael Clarke). 2017. ‘Did Obama have a Grand Strategy’, Journal of Strategic Studies 40 (1-2), pp. 295-324.

Anthony Ricketts (with Michael Clarke). 2017. ‘Understanding the Return of the Jacksonian Tradition’, Orbis 61 (1), pp. 13-26.

Forthcoming Refereed Journal Articles

Anthony Ricketts (with Michael Clarke). 2017. ‘Donald Trump and the Traditions of American Foreign Policy: The Return of the Jacksonian Tradition’, Comparative Strategy (accepted 31 October 2016).

Anthony Ricketts (with Michael Clarke). 2017. ‘Shielding the Republic: Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Tradition of American Foreign Policy’, Diplomacy and Statecraft (accepted 16 November 2016).

Newspaper/Opinion articles

Anthony Ricketts ‘North Korea, the USA, and a Question of Trust’, APPS Policy Forum, 29 August 2017 https://www.policyforum.net/north-korea-usa-question-trust/

Anthony Ricketts, ‘Could Trump Usher in the Elusive GCC Missile Defence Shield’, RUSI, 8 March 2017. [https://rusi.org/commentary/could-trump-usher-elusive-gcc-missile-defenc...

Anthony Ricketts (co-author Michael Clarke), ‘Donald Trump: The Paranoid Jacksonian’, APPS Policy Forum, 21 October 2016. [https://www.policyforum.net/donald-trump-paranoid-jacksonian/

Anthony Ricketts (co-author Michael Clarke), ‘Hillary Clinton and the Implications for Australia’, World Policy Blog, 14 October 2016 [http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2016/10/14/hillary-clinton-and-implicati...

Anthony Ricketts (co-author Michael Clarke), ‘Donald Trump and the Implications for Australia’, World Policy Blog, 13 October 2016 [http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2016/10/13/donald-trump-and-implications...

Anthony Ricketts (co-author Michael Clarke). ‘Should America Fear the China-Russia relationship?’ The National Interest. 1 February, 2016 [http://nationalinterest.org/feature/should-america-fear-the-china-russia...

Anthony Ricketts (co-author Michael Clarke), ‘Donald Trump and the Traditions of American Foreign Policy (part 2)’, The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 21 June, 2016. [https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/trump-traditions-american-foreign-poli...

Anthony Ricketts (co-author Michael Clarke), ‘Donald Trump and the Traditions of American Foreign Policy (Part 1)’, The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 17 June 2016 [https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/trump-traditions-american-foreign-poli...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Laws and heavy police work alone are not enough to stop terrorist activity’. Huffington Post. 6 November, 2015 [http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/anthony-ricketts/laws-and-heavy-police-...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Does Russia’s Syrian intervention signal the end of United States primacy in the Middle East’? The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 October, 2015 [http://www.smh.com.au/comment/does-russias-syrian-intervention-signal-en...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Defence Bipartisanship not always in the National Interest’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 September, 2015 [http://www.smh.com.au/comment/defence-bipartisanship-not-always-in-the-n...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Growing divide between left and right is good’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 6th September 2015 [http://www.smh.com.au/comment/growing-divide-between-left-and-right-is-g...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Dan Tehan’s call to bomb Syria does not align with a coherent strategy in the Middle East’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 August, 2015 [http://www.smh.com.au/comment/dan-tehans-call-to-bomb-syria-does-not-ali...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Is Turkey undermining the United States led war effort against Islamic State’? Australian Institute of International Affairs. 6 August, 2015 [http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/is-turkey-unde...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Australian will spend $1 billion this year on a losing war in Iraq’. Australian Institute of International Affairs. 29 July , 2015.

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Australia will spend $1 billion this year on a losing war in Iraq’. The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 July 2015 [http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australia-will-spend-1-billion-this-year-o...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Saudi Arabia’s Unlikely Flirtation with Russia and Israel’. Australian Institute of International Affairs. 26 June, 2015. [http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/saudi-arabias-...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Boots on the Ground: The Role of the Iranian Militia in Iraq’. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute. 3 June 2015 [https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/boots-on-the-ground-the-role-of-irania...

Anthony Ricketts. ‘Yemen: Faint Hopes for Peace’. Australian Institute of International Affairs. 21 May, 2015 [http://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australian_outlook/yemen-faint-ho...

Media Interviews (selection only)

‘Iran’s role in fight against IS ‘problematic’. Sky News. 8th June, 2015.

‘G7 warns Russia, pledges climate action’. Sky News. 9th June, 2015

‘Government shifts on citizenship laws’. Sky News. 23rd June, 2015

‘Saudi Arabia fears the West is getting too close to Iran’. ABC Religion and Ethics Report. 22nd July, 2015 [http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/religionandethicsreport/sau...

‘Iran deal won’t block military option: US’. Sky News. 20th July, 2015.

‘Turkey hits PKK camps as parliament meets’. Sky News. 29th July, 2015

‘Australia ‘stuck’ as I.S. fight to cost $1b’. Sky News. 3rd August, 2015.

‘Turkey’s tumultuous battle against I.S’. Sky News. 11th August, 2015

‘US welcomes Syria role for Australia’. Sky News. 26th August, 2015

‘The global political divide’. Sky News. 17th September, 2015.

‘Saudi foreign minister: Assad must go’. Sky News. 30th September, 2015.

‘Australian government terror proposals’. Sky News. 13th October, 2015.

‘West worried about Putin’s power in Mid-East’. Sky News 20th October, 2015

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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