Nicholas Dynon

Chief Editor - Defsec Media

Nicholas Dynon

Nicholas Dynon is Chief Editor of Defsec Media’s defence, security and safety publications and co-founder of Line of Defence Magazine. His 14-year career with Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (now Home Affairs) included roles in Sydney and Parliament House, Canberra, and as a diplomat in Shanghai, Beijing and Suva. Prior to posting overseas, he served in the Australian Army’s Signals (RASigs) and Transport (RACT) corps as a reservist non-commissioned and then commissioned officer. Nicholas holds an M.A. in Asian Studies (ANU) and a Master of International Studies with Honours (Sydney), and his research on Chinese politics and political ideology has been published in several peer reviewed journals. Based in Auckland, he is an influential commentator on New Zealand’s security and military affairs.

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