Dr Bates Gill is Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and an Associate Fellow with the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House, London). He is the inaugural Asia Society Australia Scholar-in-Residence and was co-editor of the Asia Society Disruptive Asia series for 2019. He 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 US-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 (with Linda Jakobson). His current research projects include a focus on the modernisation of Chinese strategic forces (nuclear, cyber, space) and how US allies are balancing relations between a rising China and an uncertain America.