Rouben Azizian

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Professor Rouben Azizian
Professor Rouben Azizian, Head of the Massey University Centre for Defence and Security Studies.

Rouben Azizian is a Professor and Director of Massey University’s Centre for Defence and Security Studies (CDSS). He has previously taught Political Studies at the University of Auckland prior to 13 years with the US Defense Department’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in Honolulu. He is a former Soviet and Russian diplomat, and was posted, among other locations, to New Zealand (1991-1994) as Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission. He is an Honorary Professor of the New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College.


  • Insight: we need a private-public sector dialogue on security, New Zealand Security Magazine, Aug/Sep 2017
  • Interview: A comprehensive approach to national security?, Line of Defence Magazine, Autumn 2017