David J. Olney

SAGE Senior Analyst International Security, Co-Host of STRATEGIKON podcast

Born in Adelaide, Australian national. David Olney has lectured at The University of Adelaide since 2002 at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Honours Politics from the University of Adelaide. David has convened courses ranging from applied thinking to strategic culture, as well as providing applied thinking training to government, defence, and private organisations. His areas of expertise and interest include: applied thinking, operations research, functional neurology, civil-military relations, counter terrorism, philosophies of violence, and Existential philosophy. David has supervised theses on counter insurgency, counter terrorism, ASIO, drone warfare, Joint Special Operations Command, intervention in failed states, and European integration. He is a regular commentator on Australian national security, regional security, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.