Dr. Ron Huisken is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. He has had a distinguished career in foreign affairs working as a Research Fellow at SIPRI (1968-70 &1972-76), Assistant Lecturer with the University of Malaya (1970-72), Visiting Fellow in SDSC, ANU (1976-77), Political Affairs Officer at the UN Department of Disarmament Affairs (1979-81), analyst with the Joint Intelligence Organisation (1981-83), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1985-95) where he was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Bonn. Before returning to the ANU in 2001, Ron was the Director-General of Alliance Policy in the Department of Defence (1995-2001). Ron holds a BEc (Hons, First Class) from the University of Western Australia, a MSSc in economics from the Royal Stockholm University and a PhD in international relations from the ANU.
As America becomes relatively weaker and more ambivalent about the value of allies, it makes sense for Australia to work hard on its other regional partnerships.
The Asia Pacific continues to risk its most precious asset: the confident expectation that the region can preserve order and stability while managing a strategic transformation of historic proportions.
The Australian Member Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (Aus-CSCAP) was established by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at the Australian National Univer