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Vega Theory is the research program blog of Alex Burns, an Australian researcher. The blog covers on-going research which lies at the nexus of strategic studies, terrorism studies, political economy, and white-collar crime. The hedgehog idea behind all of these is: how to harness volatility (vega) for strategic advantage and to counter coercion.

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Alex is a research administrator at the University of Melbourne and an online eLearning Advisor in the Politics & History group of Swinburne Online. He has recently completed a political science PhD at Monash University’s School of Social Sciences on strategic subcultures in terrorist organisations (conferred on 29th April 2020). His professional academic site has further details about his research, research administration, website editing and journalism career.