Austin Wyatt

Associate Researcher


Ph.D. in political science and military innovation, Australian Catholic University


Austin Wyatt (he/him) is an associate researcher at RAND Australia. His research focuses on military transformation, remote, and autonomous systems, military applications of AI, and regional security. Austin's publications include a number of academic research articles and a book entitled “Exploring the Disruptive Implications of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems In Southeast Asia.”


  • Australia

    Is Australia's Defense Strategy Based on a Mistaken Assumption?

    The concept of “impactful projection” has become a topic of heightened interest in the Australian strategic discourse, as pundits wait on further information from the Defense Strategic Review. But is the concept underpinned by a fundamentally mistaken assumption?

    Mar 10, 2023

    The Diplomat