PhD candidate, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
Arius Derr is a PhD candidate at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. His research focuses on the North Korea nuclear issue. In particular, he explores US relations with nuclear powers over time and how it has ‘learned to live’ with new proliferators. His research is also concerned with deterrence in East Asia and how and why it impacts the objectives of the US and its allies in the region.
He is Editor at Korea Risk Group and its primary publications NK News and NK Pro, as well as Korea Desk Editor at the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER)’s East Asia Forum.
Arius’ main interests include US foreign policy in East Asia, the Korean Peninsula, great power competition and international security. His work has been published in the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, East Asia Forum, the Centre for International Governance Innovation and other outlets.
He has also worked as Editor at KBS, South Korea’s public broadcaster, Research Associate in the Strategy Division of United States Forces Korea, and as Consultant for the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Research interests: Nuclear weapons, deterrence, international security, great power competition, US foreign policy, alliance management, East Asia, North Korea, South Korea, Australia