Nick Bisley is the head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University. His research and teaching expertise is in Asia's international relations, great power politics and Australian foreign and defence policy. Nick recently completed his tenure as the Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Journal of International Affairs, the country's oldest scholarly journal in the field of International Relations. Nick is a member of the advisory board of China Matters, and a member of the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. He has been a Senior Research Associate of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the East West-Center in Washington DC.