Dr Peter Layton

Associate Fellow


Dr Peter Layton has a doctorate from the University of New South Wales on grand strategy, has lectured on the topic in the US, UK and Australia, and has undertaken a Fellowship at the European University Institute.

He has extensive aviation and defence experience, including flying fast jets and maritime patrol, in force development, major equipment projects and as a defence attaché. For his work at the Pentagon on force structure matters, he was awarded the US Secretary of Defense’s Exceptional Public Service Medal.

His research interests include grand strategy, national security policies particularly relating to middle powers, defence force structure concepts and the impacts of emerging technology. He is the author of the book Grand Strategy and is co-authoring Warfare in the Robotic Age, to be published in March 2024.

His posts, articles and papers may be read at https://peterlayton.academia.edu/research

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