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Wayne McLean



Bachelor of Arts (Hons), First Class

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Room: Crawford A 3.100

Wayne McLean is a PhD Candidate with the National Security College at the Australian National University and previously an Associate Lecturer in International Relations with the University of Tasmania.

His research focuses on the foreign policy of middle powers with a focus on Turkey, Central Asia and Australia.

His recent publications include ‘Neoclassical Realism and Australian Foreign Policy: Understanding How Security Elites Frame Domestic Discourses’, Global Change, Peace & Security 28 (1) 2016, 1-15; ‘Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Systems and the Security of Turkey in the “New” Middle East’, Insight Turkey, 17 (3), 141-162; ‘Understanding Divergence between Public Discourse and Turkish Foreign Policy Practice: A Neoclassical Realist Analysis, Turkish Studies 16 (4) 2015, 449-464; ‘Authoritarianism, Energy and Ideas in Central Asia: From Politics and Pipelines to Foreign Policy, Russia, Eurasia and the New Geopolitics of Energy: Confrontation and Consolidation’, in Matthew Sussex and Roger Kanet, eds.

PhD programme

Doctor of Philosophy, National Security College

Topic title

Understanding divergence between public discourse and foreign policy practice in middle powers

Topic description

I contribute to the existing neoclassical realist literature by providing a better way of understanding the divergence between public discourses and foreign and security policy practice in middle powers


Employment history

Associate Lecturer, Politics and International Relations Program, University of Tasmania 2014-2015

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Mailing address

National Security College
Crawford Building #132
1 Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

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