Alan Ryan

Dr Alan Ryan is the Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre. Previously, he was the Principal of Australia’s higher defence college, the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies. He has worked as the strategic adviser to Australia’s Minister for Defence, as a private sector consultant and as a senior fellow in the Australian Army’s Land Warfare Studies Centre.

Relatively junior civilian officials and NGO representatives are making decisions with long-term strategic ramifications on the “modern war battlefield”.