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Dr. Gatra Priyandita

Senior Analyst

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Cyber Diplomacy, Southeast Asian security


Dr. Gatra Priyandita is a senior analyst in the Cyber, Technology, and Security Program at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). His primary research area is in cyber diplomacy and the military applications of emerging technology. He also provides commentary on foreign and defence policy issues in Southeast Asia.

He is a political scientist by training, specialising in the intersections of comparative politics, cybersecurity, and International Relations. He holds nearly a decade of research experience, working extensively on projects researching Southeast Asian security and cyber politics. His analysis has appeared in multiple news outlets, academic journals, and think tank publications.

He is also currently a visiting fellow at the Australian National University’s Department of Political and Social Change. He was formerly the non-resident WSD-Handa fellow at the Pacific Forum, where he remains a part of its Young Leaders’ program. Gatra has also had past affiliations with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, University of Indonesia, and Jinan University.

Gatra holds a PhD in Political Science and a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security (Honours), both from the Australian National University.