Hugh S. Shin

Short Bio

Hugh Shin received his bachelor’s degree in International Security Studies from the Australian National University and is currently completing a master’s degree in International Relations at Seoul National University. He also holds a Certificate in Information Technology from Holmesglen Institute, Australia. His academic interests are mainly in middle power diplomacy and security issues in the Asia-Pacific region. His recent research has focused on analysing Australia’s strategic approaches to cyber security.

He is a founding member of the Acton Society for International Affairs, a non-profit organization created by a group of Australian National University alumni in South Korea and dedicated to the analysis of international, political, and strategic affairs. In 2017, he was awarded the honorary rank of Six Star at the 46th Annual United Service Organization (USO) Six Star Salute, hosted by USO and US Forces Korea service members.

Publications (in Korean)

  • Shin, S. 2020. “Australia’s middle power diplomacy in cyber security.” in Kim Sangbae, Lee Seungjoo, and Chun Chaesung eds., The Global Politics of Middle Power Diplomacy. Seoul: Sahoipyoungnon.
  • Shin, S. 2016. “Refugee crisis and Australia’s middle power diplomacy.” in Kim Sangbae ed., Emerging Power and Emerging Security: Competition and Cooperation in Future World Politics. Seoul: Sahoipyoungnon.


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