Previously Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and at Griffith University, and an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC), Professor Emeritus William Tow has been a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University, and a Visiting Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. Professor Tow has been principal investigator in two major projects for the MacArthur Foundation’s Asia Pacific Security Initiative. He has also been the editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and has served on the Foreign Affairs Council, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the National Board of Directors, Australian Fulbright Commission. His research interests focus the United States’ alliance system in the Asia-Pacific, Sino-American relations, and Australia-Japan relations.
Professor Tow’s research interests include alliance politics, US security policy in the Asia-Pacific, security politics in the Asia-Pacific, and Australian security policies.
Watch Professor Tow elucidate his work on Asia-Pacific security issues.
Co-director of ANU projects for the MacArthur Foundation’s Asia Security Initiative and for the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (2008–); Editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs (2001–2006); Served on the Foreign Affairs Council, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1998–2003) and the National Board of Directors, Australian Fulbright Commission (1992–1997); Recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching in the Social Sciences Category for 2001.
America’s network of Asian alliances (often also referred to as the ‘San Francisco System’) has defied most theoretical expectations by surviving in the absence of a common external threat long aft
In this op-ed for the Australian Financial Review, O’Neil, Taylor and Tow explore Australia’s position in the upcoming summits on the Korean Peninsula.