Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


Jack Butcher is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide. His research thesis explores the rise of bilateral strategic partnerships in Australia's Asia/Indo-Pacific engagement policy from 2013 onwards through a combination of social constructivism and foreign policy analysis (FPA). His main research interests include Australian engagement in Asia and the history, societies and foreign policies of China, North and South Korea. His other interests include security studies, diplomacy, alliance formation, strategic partnerships, minilateral security cooperation, and nuclear non-proliferation.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Butcher, J. (2023). All containment and no engagement: Australia’s contemporary policy towards the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Australian Journal of Politics and History.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2023 Gao, M., O’Connor, J., Xie, B., & Butcher, J. (2023). Different Histories, Shared Futures Dialogues on Australia-China. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2023 Butcher, J. (2023). Grassroots perceptions of Australia in China during diplomatic tensions: A lens through “we-media” framing. In M. Gao, J. O'Connor, B. Xie, & J. Butcher (Eds.), Different Histories, Shared Futures: Dialogues on Australia-China (1st ed., pp. 159-177). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Internet Publications

    Year Citation
    2022 Butcher, J. (2022). The Kishida Doctrine: Building Japan’s Security for the Future. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA).
    2022 Butcher, J. (2022). The World Must Maintain Pacific Island Countries’ Collective Agency in International Affairs. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA).
    2022 Butcher, J. (2022). Confluence of the Two Seas: Shinzo Abe's strategic imagination inspired the creation of a new region. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA).
    2022 Butcher, J. (2022). Pelosi’s “symbolic” Taiwan visit leads to a precarious new normal for Indo-Pacific security. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA).
    2022 Butcher, J. (2022). Vietnam’s cautious approach to Quad reflects delicate strategic balance. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA).
    2022 Butcher, J. (2022). North Korea’s New Nuclear Doctrine Renders “Complete Denuclearisation” Improbable. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA).
    2020 Butcher, J. (2020). South Korea—Japan Diplomatic Freeze Problematic for US Alliance Network in East Asia. Young Australians in International Affairs (YAIA).
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2022 - 2022 12th Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) Symposium Australia-China Youth Dialogue Australia
    2021 - ongoing US-Australia Alliance Next Generation Leaders Symposium Symposium University of Western Australia/University of Adelaide Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Mainstream depictions of Australia in mainland China: A lens through “we-media” Different Histories, Shared Futures: Can Australia and China Learn Anything from Each Other? University of Adelaide Australia

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