Dr. John Hemmings is a returning professor at the College of Security Studies at DKI-APCSS, having previously worked here from 2019-2022. He specializes in US alliances and strategic competition, with a focus on technology and the defense industrial base. He also specializes in the US alliance system, including the trilaterals, the Quad, AUKUS, and others.

Prior to assuming this role, Dr Hemmings led research programs on the Indo-Pacific at the Pacific Forum, Henry Jackson Society, and RUSI in London. He has given evidence to two separate Parliamentary UK Defence Committee inquiries on the Indo-Pacific and provided expert briefings to the State Department (US), Pacific Fleet (US), Ministry of International Trade (UK), Business, Energy, and the Department for Industrial Strategy, and the Department of National Defense (Canada), among others.

He holds associate fellowships with Pacific Forum, CSIS, and the Council on Geostrategy. His commentary has been featured on international media, such as the BBC, Sky News, and the Financial Times, and he is a regular op-ed writer for the Telegraph newspaper in the UK. His research has been published in various policy and academic journals. He gained his PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics in 2017.

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