Kyle Springer

Kyle Springer
Policy Fellow

Kyle Springer

Kyle Springer is a Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides high-level program assistance and develops the think tank and external outreach programs of the Centre. In addition to planning and coordinating a range of program and research initiatives, Kyle directs the Centre's Indonesia programs and convenes policy workshops focussed on Australia-Indonesia relations.

Kyle was previously a researcher with the defence and foreign policy think tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC and was a program assistant with the Austrade at the Australian Embassy in Washington. While at CSIS he supported the research and programs of the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, working on a variety of subjects including economic reform in Vietnam, political developments in Cambodia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the 2013 APEC meetings. He has written for blogs and e-newsletters like cogitAsia, Southeast Asia from Scott Circle. He has also offered commentary through opinion pieces in the The Australian Financial Review, The DiplomatThe Strategist, and Australian Outlook.

In 2018, Kyle co-authored a chapter with Dr Jeffrey Wilson on Australia-Indonesia economic ties in Expanding Horizons: Indonesia’s Regional Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Era. Kyle also authored “Vietnam as a G20 country: towards an Australia-Vietnam economic partnership,” part of Perth USAsia Centre’s Indo-Pacific Insights Series. He has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Western Australia (2012) and a Bachelor of Science from the California State University (2008).

Born in the United Kingdom, Kyle grew up in Indonesia, Australia, and the Bay Area of California. Prior to working in international relations, he served as a police officer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • 02 Dec, 2021
    South-East Asia

    Future of exports - Why Vietnam and Indonesia?

    By Kyle Springer
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  • 16 Jun, 2021
    South-East Asia

    PUBLICATION & LAUNCH WEBINAR: PEERS NOT PARTNERS? TOWARDS A DEEPER AUSTRALIA-KOREA PARTNERSHIP

    By Kyle Springer
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  • 15 Jun, 2021
    South-East Asia

    PUBLICATION & LAUNCH WEBINAR | Beyond the Bilateral: Value Chains and the Future of Australia-Indonesia Economic Engagement

    By Kyle Springer & Brian Kraft
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  • 03 Dec, 2020
    Indo-Pacific

    Embracing the Indo-Pacific? South Korea’s progress towards a regional strategy

    By Kyle Springer, Tomoo Kikuchi, Jaehyon Lee, Sandip Kumar Mishra, Chu Minh Thao, Scott Snyder, Duyeon Kim and Professor Gordon Flake
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