Prof Malcolm Cook

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Biography

Before joining Flinders as Dean of SIS In January 2011, I was the founding East Asia program director at the Lowy Institute in Sydney where I remain a non-resident fellow.

Academically, I have a joint Bachelors degree in History and International Relations from McGill University in Canada (my country of birth), a Masters Degree in International Relations from the International University of Japan and a PhD in the same discipline from the Australian National University.

I have had the opportunity of living and working in Canada, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines before moving to Australia and I enjoy working in the intersections between academia, government and media.

Teaching

Teaching interests

Asia-Pacific regionalism
Asia-Pacific security
International Political Economy

Topic Coordinator:

  • INTR2002  Modern International System
  • INTR3007  Regional Security in the Asia-Pacific

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Policy and administration
  • Political science

Research interests

Asia-Pacific regionalism
Asia-Pacific security
Australian foreign policy
Japanese foreign policy
International Political Economy

Supervisory interests

  • Australian foreign policy
  • East Asian security

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: International Relations (1);

Associate supervisor: Australia-China relations (1); Regional Organisations (1);

Publications

Books
  • Cook, M. (2008). Banking Reform in Southeast Asia: The region's decisive decade. Oxon, UK: Routledge.
Book chapters
  • Cook, M. (2012). Japan in Times of Epochal Change. In N Tzifakis, ed. International Politics in Times of Change. Berlin, Germany: Springer, pp. 99-114. [10.1007/978-3-642-21955-9_7]
  • Cook, M. (2012). Japan-Australia Security Relations: A Tale of Timing. In WT Tow & R Kersten, ed. Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 98-110. [Link]
  • Cook, M. (2010). The Politics of Climate Change in Australia: One of the Greatest Political Challenges of Our Age. In Green, M.J., Freeman, C. & Searight, A., ed. Green Dragons: The Politics of Climate Change in Asia. Washington: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), pp. 74-84. [Link]
  • Cook, M. (2008). The Regional Economy: Looking Forward by Looking Back. In Daljit Singh and Tin Maung Maung Than, ed. Southeast Asian Affairs 2008. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, pp. 28-42.
  • Cook, M. (2006). Indonesia Transforming. In Purnendra Jain, Felix Patrikeef, Gerry Groot, ed. Asia-Pacific and a New International Order: Responses and Options. New York: Nova Publishers, pp. 165-179.
Refereed journal articles
  • Cook, M. (2012). The Missing Ocean. Security Challenges, 8(1) pp. 19-23. [Link]
  • Cook, M. (2010). Australia and Asia: The Making of a Middle Power. The Korean Journal of Security Affairs, 15(2) pp. 115-129.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Getting Closer, Getting Harder. The Japanese Journal of Australian Studies, 22(3) pp. 26-31.
  • Cook, M. (2008). The United States and the East Asia Summit: Finding the Proper Home. Contemporary Southeast Asia, 30(2) pp. 293-312. [DOI: 10.1355/cs30-2f]

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Books
  • Cook, M., Henirichs, R., Medcalf, R. and Shearer, A. (2010). Power and Choice: Asian Security Futures. Sydney NSW: Lowy Institute for International Policy.
  • Cook, M. (2008). Banking Reform in Southeast Asia: The region's decisive decade. Oxon, UK: Routledge.
Book chapters
  • Cook, M. (2012). Japan in Times of Epochal Change. In N Tzifakis, ed. International Politics in Times of Change. Berlin, Germany: Springer, pp. 99-114. [10.1007/978-3-642-21955-9_7]
  • Cook, M. (2012). Japan-Australia Security Relations: A Tale of Timing. In WT Tow & R Kersten, ed. Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security: Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 98-110. [Link]
  • Cook, M. (2010). The Politics of Climate Change in Australia: One of the Greatest Political Challenges of Our Age. In Green, M.J., Freeman, C. & Searight, A., ed. Green Dragons: The Politics of Climate Change in Asia. Washington: Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), pp. 74-84. [Link]
  • Lee, S., Son, K. and Cook, M. (2009). Promoting ROK Australia Security Cooperation. In 2009 Global Joint Research Project. Korea: Korea National Defence University, pp. 55-100.
  • Cook, M. (2008). The Regional Economy: Looking Forward by Looking Back. In Daljit Singh and Tin Maung Maung Than, ed. Southeast Asian Affairs 2008. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, pp. 28-42.
  • Cook, M. (2006). Indonesia Transforming. In Purnendra Jain, Felix Patrikeef, Gerry Groot, ed. Asia-Pacific and a New International Order: Responses and Options. New York: Nova Publishers, pp. 165-179.
Refereed journal articles
  • Cook, M. (2012). The Missing Ocean. Security Challenges, 8(1) pp. 19-23. [Link]
  • Cook, M. (2010). Australia and Asia: The Making of a Middle Power. The Korean Journal of Security Affairs, 15(2) pp. 115-129.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Getting Closer, Getting Harder. The Japanese Journal of Australian Studies, 22(3) pp. 26-31.
  • Cook, M. (2008). The United States and the East Asia Summit: Finding the Proper Home. Contemporary Southeast Asia, 30(2) pp. 293-312. [DOI: 10.1355/cs30-2f]
  • Cook, M. (2005). Taiwan's Identity Challenge. The SAIS Review of International Affairs, 25(2) pp. 83-92. [Link]
Journal articles
  • Bubalo, A. and Cook, M. (2010). Horizontal Asia. The American Interest, 5(5) pp. 12-19.
Other public research outputs
  • Cook, M. (2011). The Quiet Achiever: Australia-Japan Security Relations. Analysis. January 2011 pp. 1-13.
  • Cook, M. (2011). Australia and Japan: Allies in Partnership. Asia Pacific Bulletin. 101 pp. 1-2.
  • Cook, M. (2011). Globalizing in Hard Times: The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World, pp. 1-2.
  • Cook, M. (2011). Making a whale out of a guppy. 23rd May 2011 pp. 55-55.
  • Cook, M. (2011). ASEAN'S Triumph. Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre: Policy Brief. 4 pp. 1-5.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Presentation. Staff Research Presentation - Lowy Institute.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Presentation and Lowy Institute.
  • Cook, M. (2010). New Zealand and Australia make their play in different arenas.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Horizontal Asia.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Entering Australia's age of uncertainty.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Cheonan Choices. Strategic Snapshots, pp. 1-2.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Cheonan Choices.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Australia and New Zealand in Asia, pp. 11.
  • Cook, M. (2010). Australia and New Zealand in Asia. Standing together, in single file, Australian views of New Zealand and Asia.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Toward a New order.
  • Cook, M. (2009). The Year Ahead for Asia Pacific.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Research Staff Presentation. Wednesday's at Lowy.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Partners in a New Era. Australia and Indonesia: Parnters in a New Era.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Olympic afterglow fades and the global crisis plays badly for Beijing.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Australia and Japan: Going Global. A New Australian-Japan Agenda for Multilateral Cooperation. April 2009 pp. 1-18.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Going global.
  • Cook, M. (2009). Japan delivers the goods, not China. Repeating History.
  • Cook, M. (2009). With Japan now clear on change, expect a cloudier view from the south.
  • Cook, M. (2008). Wednesday Lunch at Lowy. Korea and Taiwan.
  • Cook, M. (2008). US free trade deal with Korea sets a fine template, pp. 75-75.
  • Cook, M. (2008). The Past Trumps the Future. Northeast Asia's territorial disputes.
  • Cook, M. (2008). Rudd's Asian field of dreams: built it and they will come.
  • Cook, M. (2008). Sting of climate change.
  • Cook, M. (2007). Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Scholars Presentation. What will surprise us in East Asia and the South Pacific in 2007.
  • Cook, M. (2007). Alone in battle against volatility.
  • Cook, M. (2007). Howard brings home the goods from Japan Trip. Australian Financial Review.
  • Cook, M. (2007). The Lowy Institute Voters' Guide. East Asia and China: The Pacific Islands.
  • Cook, M. (2007). Wednesday's Lunch at Lowy - Panellists Presentations. Australia's international policy under the Rudd Government.
  • Cook, M. (2007). Wednesday Lunch at Lowy. Presentation.
  • Cook, M. (2007). Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Presentations. Stuck in the middle? The economic future of Southeast Asia.
  • Cook, M. (2006). Phillippines needs help to clear out terrorists.
  • Cook, M. (2006). Mindanao: a gamble worth taking. Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Presentation.
  • Cook, M. (2006). The future of the G-20.
  • Cook, M. (2006). The Rise of China. Wednesday lunch at Lowy - Presentation.

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Professional and community engagement

Expertise for media contact

  • East Asian security
  • Australian foreign policy
  • Japanese foreign policy

Subject/s

  • APEC and ASEAN
  • Japan
  • Korea


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