SALVATORE BABONES, a sociologist and columnist, is an adjunct scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on the political economy of the greater China region and China’s global economic integration in particular. He is the author of more than 10 books. His work has appeared in such publications as The Australian, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.  Featured on Page 12

DANIEL R. RUSSEL is vice president for international security and diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute. He was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, most recently serving as the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. He also served at the White House as special assistant to the president and National Security Council senior director for Asian affairs, where he helped formulate then-U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Indo-Pacific region.

BLAKE H. BERGER is a senior program officer at the Asia Society Policy Institute. Prior to joining the institute, he was a research associate at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. His research and publications focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China’s One Belt, One Road program and U.S.-ASEAN policy. Berger co-authors an article in this issue with Russel.  Featured on Page 20

SAROSH BANA is executive editor of Business India in Mumbai, India; regional editor, Asia-Pacific, of Germany’s Naval Forces bimonthly; and the India correspondent of Australia’s Asia Pacific Security Magazine. He writes and lectures extensively on issues ranging from defense and security to international affairs and policy to the environment and conservation. He founded the nongovernmental organization Forum for People-Oriented Water Utilisation.  Featured on Page 34

CMDR. (RET.) JOHN F. BRADFORD is a senior fellow in the maritime security program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The U.S. Navy veteran previously served as a Council on Foreign Relations-Hitachi international affairs fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. His research focuses on Asian security with an emphasis on maritime issues and cooperative affairs.  Featured on Page 38

DR. TABITHA GRACE MALLORY is founder and CEO of the consulting firm China Ocean Institute and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. She specializes in Chinese foreign and environmental policy, conducts research on China and global ocean governance, and has published work on China’s fisheries and oceans policies. 

DR. IAN RALBY is an expert in maritime law and security and serves as CEO of I.R. Consilium, which specializes in maritime and resource security and focuses on problem-solving around the globe. He has worked on maritime security issues in more than 80 countries, including Ecuador and elsewhere on South America’s Pacific coast. Ralby co-authors an article in this issue with Mallory.   Featured on Page 52