Dr Brendan Taylor is Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University.

He is a specialist on great power strategic relations in the Asia–Pacific, economic sanctions and Asian security architecture. His work has featured in such leading academic journals as International Affairs, Survival and The Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is the author/editor of five books, including Australia as an Asia–Pacific Regional Power (2007) and Sanctions as Grand Strategy (2010).