Ron Huisken

Dr Ron Huisken

Editor CSCAP Regional Security Outlook


BEc (Hons) (UWA), MSSc (Stockholm), PhD (ANU)

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Editor, CSCAP Regional Security Outlook (CRSO)

Dr Ron Huisken 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 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 ANU.

25th ASEAN Regional Forum Retreat in August 2018. Singapore (Photo: US Department of State/Flickr)

ASEAN Regional Forum: less might be more


The Hon. Julie Bishop at the CSCAP meeting in Perth in November 2018.

Australian ambitions – regional reactions

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.

USS Carl Vinson sailing through the South China Sea. Image from Flickr, courtesy of US Pacific Fleet.

Asia Pacific: stability and strategic transformation?

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.

Australian member committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (Aus-CSCAP)

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

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