Claude Rakisits is a Honorary Associate Professor at both the Australian National University (Canberra) and Deakin University (Melbourne). He is an Associate with the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC as well.
Dr Rakisits also has had almost 20 years of experience in the Australian public sector, including in the Departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
He is specialized in Pakistan and South Asia, as well as in geopolitics of Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.
As an appetizer, a key observation in “Geopolitics of Indian Ocean and China’s Belt and Road Initiative”:
The 2020s will be a decade of intense rivalry between great and regional powers in the western Indian Ocean.