Claude Rakisits

Dr Claude Rakisits

Honorary Associate Professor
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Claude Rakisits

Dr Rakisits 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, and the Office of National Assessments (ONA). He has been an advisor to a shadow federal minister for foreign affairs and to a deputy prime minister. In 1995-98, while at the Australia Mission to the UN in New York, he was responsible for reporting on Security Council issues. After leaving the public service in 2005, he returned to academia. In 2006-2009 he taught international affairs at tertiary institutions in Switzerland. In 2010-2013 he was an academic adviser at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the senior staff college at the Australian Defence College in Canberra.

Dr Rakisits is an Associate with the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He taught there for three years (2015-2017), including a course on peace and security in the Indian Ocean region and the Australia-US Alliance. His principal, but certainly not sole, academic interest is Pakistan, which he has been following for over well 30 years. His doctoral thesis was National Integration in Pakistan: The Role of Religion, Ethnicity and the External Environment. He also closely follows developments in the Middle East, Africa and the South Asia and Indian Ocean regions. His publications and media interviews can be viewed on his consultancy homepage: www.geopolitical-assessments.com. Dr Rakisits is also an Honorary Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at Deakin University.

"parliament" by Kartikeya Kaul is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Kashmir: The Key to a Grand Bargain

Dr Claude Rakisits from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy has recently published an article with The Diplomat:

Imran Khan - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011

Terrorist financing: Pakistan is sort of off the hook for the moment

By Honorary Associate Professor Claude Rakisits

"President House , New Delhi, India, Palace, Gards, Military, President Guards" by Ankur gallery is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Will Kashmir be back on international agenda?

The original article by Talib Haider at SBS Urdu can be found here.

"The Prime Minister of India visits UK Parliament" by UK Parliament is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Kashmir: The Situation Is About to Get Much Worse

Prime Minister Modi’s decision to revoke the special status of Kashmir is a dramatic move which will have far-reaching repercussions, especially in India’s relations with Pakistan.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Prime Minister Imran Khan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, speaks with reporters during their bilateral meeting Monday, July 22, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House.

Reaching peace in Afghanistan and the Pakistan factor

By Honorary Associate Professor Claude Rakisits

"Lunch site at Hingol" by Nasha Ila is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

US terror designation for Balochistan Liberation Army will be welcomed in Pakistan—and China

This article was originally published on The Strategist, a blog by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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