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William Stoltz



Advanced Masters of National Security Policy, Australian National University (2014-2016)

Apollo Future Warfare Graduate Certificate, Australian Defence College (2017)

Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and International Relations, University of Melbourne (2011-2013)

Masters of Strategic Studies, Australian National University (discontinued for PhD) (2016-2017)

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Profile: William A. Stoltz


Department of Defence, 2016-

Policy Officer, International Relations Office of the Department of Social Services, 2015-2016

Australian Foreign Policy Fellow, Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA), 2015

Diplomatic Adviser to Israel’s Ambassador to Australia, 2014-2015

Research Interests

Indo-Pacific Strategic Affairs

Geo-Economic Statecraft

Australian Foreign Policy

Australian Defence Policy

Australian History

PhD programme

Doctor of National Security Policy

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic description

My research will explore how the foreign, defence and other policies of the Australian government have shaped international security since Federation. My focus will be on the ideas and worldviews that have informed Australia’s interaction with the international system. I will also seek to uncover what order, if any, Australia has sought to impose on the world and which levers of statecraft have been deployed by Australia to shape the world accordingly.


Publications & Presentations

‘Hundred Years of Hope,’ The Australian Financial Review, 8 January 2018,

‘How Australia Could Help Keep Peace in the Arctic,’ The Lowy Institute, June 2017,

‘Israel has neglected Australia for too long,’ The Lowy Institute, February 2017,

‘Business Intelligence Insights into ADF Humanitarian and Disaster Response,’ Pacific Environmental Security Forum (PESF), Anchorage May 2017

‘Blood & Treasure: Australia’s Security-Prosperity nexus’, NSC Sub-Thesis, 2016

‘Australia’s PNG Solution: The Seeds of Sectarianism?’, The Lowy Institute, July 2015

‘A New Commonwealth for our New World’, Burgmann Journal, Issue III, 2014

‘Coming, Ready or Not: Russia’s Global Resurgence’, YAIA, November 2015½2/Coming-Ready-or-Not...

‘Australia & New Zealand: Shoring-up a Vital Friendship’, YAIA, October 2015

‘Instability in the Middle East: Australia’s Failed Approach to Failed States’, YAIA, October 2015

‘Hunger Games: Food & Australia’s Foreign Policy’, YAIA, August 2015

‘MH17: Missing a Triumph from Tragedy’, YAIA, July 2015

‘Good Things Come in Threes: the AIIB, CHAFTA and the CSP’, YAIA, July 2015

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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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