Dr Ben Schreer joined ASPI as Senior Analyst for defence strategy in January 2013. His primary research interest is in the area of Australian defence strategy and Asian defence developments. He is also working on the future of US military strategy in Asia and its implications for Australia. Previously, Ben was the deputy head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the ANU where he taught strategy at the graduate level, including in the Military Studies Program at the Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC). Before coming to Australia, he held positions as the deputy director of the Aspen Institute in Berlin, leader of a research group at Konstanz University, and deputy head of research unit at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in Berlin.