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Dr Bates Gill has a 30-year career as a scholar, policy advisor and author, focusing on Asia-Pacific politics, foreign policy and security, with a particular focus on China and U.S.-China relations.  He has held leadership, research and academic positions with some of the world's leading institutions and universities, including the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Sydney, and the Australian National University. 

He has published eight books and over 150 other publications, including most recently China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia (Black Inc/LaTrobe University Press, 2017)(with Linda Jakobson).  His current research projects include a focus on China's foreign policy under Xi Jinping to be published as a major book with Oxford University Press in 2022.

External positions

Inaugural Scholar in Residence, Asia Society Australia

Oct 2020Dec 2021

Chair, Board of Directors, China Policy Centre

2020 → …

Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI, London)

2020 → …

Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)


Editorial Board member, China Quarterly

2012 → …

Member, International Advisory Board, Shanghai Institutes of International Studies

1 Dec 2010 → …

Editorial Board member, Security Challenges

2010 → …

Governing Board member, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU

Jan 2009 → …

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

2000 → …

Editorial Board member, Journal of Contemporary China

1998 → …


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