Strategic Partnerships Volume 47, Issue 3, 2022
DR. ALFRED OEHLERS joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI-APCSS) in March 2007. Specializing in the political economy of economic growth and development in the Indo-Pacific region, he has taught and written extensively on a range of issues, many connected with the rapid development of East and Southeast Asia, as well as the Pacific islands region. Featured on Page 10
RETIRED INDIAN ARMY MAJ. GEN. S B ASTHANA is chief instructor of the United Service Institution of India, the nation’s oldest think tank. A strategy and security analyst, he is a decorated infantry general with 40 years of experience in national and international assignments, including at the United Nations. He has written over 400 articles about strategy and the military. Featured on Page 14
NOBUKATSU KANEHARA is a professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He was assistant chief cabinet secretary to then-Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from 2012-19. In 2013, he became the inaugural deputy secretary-general of the National Security Secretariat and also served as deputy director of the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. His career includes stints in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as director-general of the Bureau of International Law and deputy director-general of the Foreign Policy Bureau. Featured on Page 20
RETIRED UNITED STATES NAVY CAPT. RAUL PEDROZO is the Howard S. Levie professor on the Law of Armed Conflict at the U.S. Naval War College’s Stockton Center for International Law. He served in numerous positions advising senior military and civilian defense officials, including as special assistant to the U.S. undersecretary of defense for policy and senior legal advisor to the commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. He has lectured at myriad academic institutions and written extensively on maritime security and South China Sea issues and is the co-author of several books, including “International Maritime Security Law.” Featured on Page 42
RETIRED U.S. NAVY REAR ADM. MICHAEL BAKER has experience in strategy, contingency planning, overseas deployment operations and multinational exercises. He has taught combat casualty care, triage and trauma care, and response to complex disasters and humanitarian emergencies. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and has lectured at numerous international conferences.
JACOB BAKER earned a Master of Professional Studies in the Applied Intelligence Program at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. He has co-authored articles on the intersection of intelligence, global health, pandemic surveillance and national security.
DR. DEON CANYON, a professor at DKI-APCSS, specializes in crisis management, biosecurity, the Pacific islands region and gray-zone gaming. His research focuses on understanding, managing, controlling and preventing complex and dynamic security threats with innovative approaches. He has authored hundreds of articles during his 29 years at DKI-APCSS and other U.S.and Australian institutions.
DR. SEBASTIAN KEVANY, a professor at DKI-APCSS, is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, international relations, epidemics, pandemics and global public health. He has also done extensive fieldwork as part of more than 100 missions to Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific island region. Featured on Page 46
BRIG. GEN. DEVIN R. PEPPER is deputy director of the Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate (DJ5), United States Space Command. He is responsible for developing military strategies, issuing strategic guidance, planning military campaigns and contingency operations, and formulating policy in support of combatant commanders’ responsibilities outlined in the Unified Command Plan. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1989 and received his commission through the Officer Training School in 1996. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School (Space Superiority Squadron) and has commanded at the squadron, group, Air Force wing and Space Force garrison levels. Prior to his current position, he was commander of Buckley Garrison at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Featured on Page 24
U.S. NAVY ADM. CHARLES “CHAS” A. RICHARD is the commander of United States Strategic Command and is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic forces. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in 1982 before earning master’s degrees with honors from Catholic University of America and the Naval War College. He recently served as commander of Submarine Forces in Norfolk, Virginia. Other flag assignments included deputy commander, U.S. Strategic Command; director of undersea warfare at the Pentagon; deputy commander of Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike at U.S. Strategic Command; and commander of Submarine Group 10 in Kings Bay, Georgia. Featured on Page 28
SAROSH BANA is the executive editor of Business India in Mumbai; regional editor, Indo-Pacific region of Germany’s Naval Forces journal; and the India correspondent for the Sydney-based cybersecurity journal Asia Pacific Security Magazine. His work focuses on defense and security, cybersecurity, international affairs, policy and strategy, space, power and energy, and environment and conservation. He studied in India, Switzerland and Germany and has been a board member of the East-West Center Association, a Hawaii-based think tank. Featured on Page 42
DR. DEON CANYON, a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI-APCSS), focuses on crisis management, biosecurity, the Pacific islands region and gray-zone gaming. His cross-disciplinary research concentrates on understanding, managing, controlling and preventing complex and dynamic security threats with innovative approaches. He has authored over 240 publications during his 29 years at several Australian and U.S. universities and institutions, including DKI-APCSS.
DR. SEBASTIAN “BASS” KEVANY, a professor at DKI-APCSS, is a specialist in health security, health diplomacy, health as foreign policy, international relations, epidemics, pandemics and global public health. Within these realms, he is experienced in the fields of monitoring and evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, diplomacy, national and international security, conflict resolution, and the use of public health and epidemic control programs to prevent or resolve international conflict. He also has fieldwork experience from more than 100 missions to the Middle East and North Africa, the Pacific islands and Sub-Saharan Africa. Featured on Page 60