William T. Tow is Professor and Head of the Department of International Relations at The Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. His research interests are alliance security politics, Asia-Pacific regional security architectures and US security policy in that region. He has authored or edited more than 20 books, 10 working papers and over 100 journal articles/book chapters on various aspects of these subjects. He was editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs (2001–06) and a member of the Australian–American Fulbright Commission’s Board of Directors (1992–97). He has been a Visiting Professor at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore (2008 and 2012), a visiting fellow at Stanford University (1999) and a visiting research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (1994). His recent research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the MacArthur Foundation, the Japan Foundation, and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.