Dr. Clinton Fernandes is Senior Lecturer in Strategic Studies at the Australian Defence Force Academy campus of the University of New South Wales. His principal area of research is in International Relations and Strategy. He focuses on the National Interest in Australia's external relations. He is a historian of the 24-year occupation of East Timor by Indonesia in its multiple dimensions: the clandestine resistance, the armed resistance, the Indonesian military, the diplomatic front and the solidarity movement. He teaches courses on The Role of Modern Intelligence, Modern Political Ideologies, and the Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia. He formerly served in the Australian Defence Force as an intelligence officer. In 1998 and 1999 he was Principal Analyst (East Timor) for the Australian Intelligence Corps. He was Head of Intelligence for the Australian Defence Force Support to the Sydney Olympics in 2000.