Greg Raymond is Senior Lecturer at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, is a leading expert in Southeast Asian politics, defence and foreign relations. Raymond holds a Ph.D. in political science from La Trobe University and an M.A. in Asian Studies from Monash University. Raymond is the author of 'Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accommodation' and the lead author of 'The United States-Thai Alliance: History, Memory and Current Developments'. Beyond academia, Raymond has served as a policy advisor in the Australian Government, including roles at the Department of Defence and the Australian Embassy in Bangkok.