Institut d'études européennes (office R41.4.103)
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 39
Université libre de Bruxelles
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50 - CP 172/01
I am currently a Marie Curie fellow (MSCA-IF) at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) completing a two-year European Commission-funded project on Strategic Cultures of Cyber Warfare (CYBERCULT). I hold a Doctorate in International Relations and a Master of International Studies degree from the University of Otago and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. I am recipient of the US Department of State SUSI Fellowship, the Taiwan Fellowship, and have been visiting researcher at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), Tallinn, Estonia. I am the author of NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World (SUNY Press, 2018) and my work has been published in Asian Security, Defence Studies, Political Science and with a variety of other leading academic publishers.
My research is focused on regional responses to transnational security challenges, most notably cyber security (especially political, human and cognitive factors), and with a focus on the Euro Atlantic and Asia Pacific regions. My doctoral research analysed NATO’s durability in the post-Cold War era and how the alliance was able to adapt to a globalising security environment. I have strong interdisciplinary research experience, including working with psychologists, behavioural scientists, statisticians, and computer scientists on security issues, including cyber security, Artificial Intelligence, maritime security, non-proliferation, regional collective security, information warfare and hybrid threats. I offer a variety of courses in Cyber Security, Strategic Studies and Security Studies and have extensive experience of professional and executive education in the military, defence and government sectors (e.g. NATO CCDCOE - Executive Cyber Seminar, New Zealand Defence Force Command and Staff College – NZDF CSC, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam - DAV).
- Steff, R., Burton, J., and Soare, S. R. (eds.), Machines the State and War: Emerging Technologies and International Security (Routledge, forthcoming 2019/20).
- Burton, J. (2018). NATO’s Durability in a Post-Cold War World, SUNY Press: New York.
- Headley, J., Reitzig, A., & Burton, J. eds. (2012). More Power to the People? Public Participation in Foreign Policy, Palgrave Macmillan.
Peer reviewed journal articles
- Burton, J. (2018). NATO’s “Global Partners” in Asia: Shifting Strategic Narratives, Asian Security, 14:1, 8-23, DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2017.1361728
- Chaban, N., Bacon, P., Burton, J., & Vernygora, V. (2018). NATO Global Perceptions: Views from the Asia-Pacific Region, Asian Security, 14:1, 1-7, DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2017.1361726
- Wellings, B., Kelly, S., Wilson, B., Burton J., & Holland M., (2018). Narrative Alignment and Misalignment: NATO as a Global Actor as Seen from Australia and New Zealand, Asian Security, 14:1, 24-37, DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2017.1361731
- Bacon, P., & Burton, J., (2018). NATO-Japan Relations: Projecting Strategic Narratives of “Natural Partnership” and Cooperative Security, Asian Security, 14:1, 38-50, DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2017.1361730
- Yoon, S., Jamiyandagva, A., Vernygora, V., Burton, J., Luguusharav, B., & Dorjraa, M., (2018). Views on NATO from Mongolia and the Republic of Korea: Hedging Strategy, and “Perfunctory Partnership”?, Asian Security, 14:1, 51-65, DOI: 10.1080/14799855.2017.1361733
- Burton, J. (2015). NATO’s Cyber Defence: Strategic Challenges and Institutional Adaptation. Defence Studies, 15(4), 297-319. doi:10.1080/14702436.2015.1108108
- Burton, J. (2013). Small States and Cyber Security: The case of New Zealand. Political Science, 65(2), 216-238. doi:10.1177/0032318713508491
- Burton J. (2019). “Small States and International Organisations: New Zealand’s Diversifying International Engagement”, in Brady, Anne-Marie (ed.) Small States and the New Security Environment (forthcoming Springer, 2019).
- Burton J. and Soare, S. R. (2019). “Understanding the Strategic Implications of the Weaponization of Artificial Intelligence”, in Alatu, S. (ed.) 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon XI: Silent Battle, (forthcoming, NATO CCD COE Publications)
- Burton J. (2018). “Cyber Security Norms in the Euro-Atlantic Region: NATO and the EU as Norm Entrepreneurs and Norm Diffusers”, in A. Gruszczak and P. Frankowski (eds.), Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War. London: Routledge.
- Burton J. (2017), “Recalibration, Rapprochement and Resocialization: US-New Zealand Relations and the Obama Administration’s ‘Pivot’ to Asia,” in Robert Patman and Iati Iati (eds.), New Zealand and the World: Past, Present and Future. Singapore: World Scientific.
Burton J. (2019). “Four Lessons We Must Take Away Frome the Christchurch Attacks”, The Conversation, available: https://theconversation.com/four-lessons-we-must-take-away-from-the-christchurch-terror-attack-113716
Burton, J. (2018). “Cyber Deterrence: A Comprehensive Approach?” NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), available: https://www.ccdcoe.org/multimedia/cyber-deterrence-comprehensive-approach.html.
Burton J. (2018). “Hacking your holiday: how cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the tourism market”, The Conversation, available at: https://theconversation.com/hacking-your-holiday-how-cyber-criminals-are-increasingly-targeting-the-tourism-market-98967
Burton J. (2017). “The US election hack, fake news, data theft: the cyber security lessons from 2017”, The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/the-us-election-hack-fake-news-data-theft-the-cyber-security-lessons-from-2017-89280
Burton, J. (2017). “Cyberspace aggression adds to North Korea’s threat to global security”, The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/cyberspace-aggression-adds-to-north-koreas-threat-to-global-security-82310
Burton, J. and Ko, R. (2017). “Ransomware attack needs global solution”, May 22, 2017 http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/92861397/opinion-ransomware-attack-needs-global-solution
Burton, J. (2017) Policy Brief: “New Zealand’s Agenda at the UN and other International Organisations: International Governance of Cyberspace”, SSANSE Project: Small states and the changing global order: New Zealand faces the future, available: http://www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/political/documents/ssanse2017_documents/Joe_Burton_policybrief.pdf
Burton J. (2016), “Cyber Attacks and Maritime Situational Awareness: Evidence from Japan and Taiwan”, Conference Proceedings, International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA), available: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7503295/.
Burton, J. (2016), Review of Valeriano, Brandon, Maness, Ryan C., Cyber War versus Cyber Realities: Cyber Conflict in the International System, available: https://issforum.org/ISSF/PDF/ISSF-Roundtable-9-7.pdf
Burton, J. (2015). Commissioned report for Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on ‘Cyber Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific’.
Burton, J. (2015) “Cyber Warfare: Through Enemy Lines”, NZ Listener (cover story), November 2015, available online: http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/foreign-affairs/through-enemy-lines/
Burton, J., (2015) “Role Call: New Zealand and NATO”, NZ Listener, March 2015, available online: http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/foreign-affairs/role-call/
Burton J., (2015) “Blog: US Embassy New Zealand: My SUSI experience: Grand Strategy on the Hudson”, available: https://blogusembassynz.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/my-susi-experience-grand-strategy-on-the-hudson/
Burton J., (2015) “Blog: Cyber warfare – a new strategic reality”, May 13th, 2015 Public Talks series commemorating World War One: https://natlib.govt.nz/blog/posts/cyber-warfare-a-new-strategic-reality
Burton, J, (2013) “Cyber Security: The Strategic Challenge and New Zealand's Response”, New Zealand International Review, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2013, 5-8.
Burton, J, (2013) “Cyberspaces and Global Affairs” (Book Review), New Zealand International Review, Volume 38, Issue 3, 2013, p. 29.
Burton, J. (2012). “NATO after the Cold War: Explaining the Durability of the Atlantic Alliance in a New Global Context”, PhD thesis, University of Otago.