Dr Mark G Rolls

Qualifications: MA Lancaster University, PhD University of Hull

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About Mark

Dr Rolls has an MA in Defence and Security Analysis from Lancaster University and a PhD in South-East Asian Studies from the University of Hull. He has held posts at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and in the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he was the Swan Hunter International Fellow in South-East Asian Studies. Dr Rolls is the co-editor of Post-Cold War Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region (Frank Cass, 1994, 2000) and the author of The Arms Dynamic in South East Asia during the Second Cold War (Ashgate, 2002). His recent research focuses on New Zealand's relations with ASEAN.  Dr Rolls has participated in multiple Track II dialogues for New Zealand and has been a Non-Government delegate to five Shangri-La Dialogues.


International Relations and Security Studies with a focus on Asia-related topics. These include arms procurement and military competition in East Asia; ASEAN and the emerging regional security architecture; New Zealand's relations with East and South Asia; and Non-Traditional Security issues including maritime security and HADR

Research Interests

Research interests include ASEAN, the emerging East Asian regional security architecture, arms procurement, non-traditional security issues and New Zealand - Asia relations.

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Forthcoming Publications

Recent Publications

  • Rolls, M. (2021). Response to Questionnaire - Focus: Taiwan. FPRC Journal, 48, 30-37.

  • Rolls, M. (2020). [Review of Duterte Harry: Fire and fury in the Philippines by Jonathan Miller]. New Zealand International Review, 45(2), 28-29.

  • Rolls, M. (2020). New Zealand and the regional security architecture of the Asia-Pacific. Outre-Terre European Journal of Geopolitics, 58-59(1-2), 97-106.

  • Rolls, M. (2020). Interview - Response to Questionnaire [Focus Impact on World Geo-politics and Economy]. FPRC Journal, 43(3), 55-56.

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Associations and Memberships

He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).