Ankit Panda is an international affairs expert and senior editor at The Diplomat, an online Asian Affairs magazine.
He writes daily on politics, security, economics, and culture in the Asia-Pacific region, and hosts a podcast on Asian geopolitics. He is also a columnist on Asian security affairs for the South China Morning Post. He is often quoted in the media on matters ranging from North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear program to Chinese foreign policy.
Senior Editor at The Diplomat
Areas of Expertise: Politics, Security, Economics, Asia-Pacific Region, Asian Geopolitics
Jeffrey Fields teaches international relations at the University of Southern California and directs USC’s Dornsife Washington DC Program. His research focuses on American foreign policy, international security, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Fields is the recent recipient of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for a project to facilitate interaction between policymakers and scholars. Prior to teaching at USC, he served as a senior adviser and political-military analyst with the Department of Defense and as a foreign affairs officer with the State Department, where he helped advice the president’s special representative for nonproliferation.
Azi Abu Sarah is the co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours, a tour operator which “rejects the model of traditional consumer tourism … instead employing a new model of tourism based on clients, communities, and financial and environmental sustainability.”
He is also the co-founder of the education and development nonprofit InterAct. Abu Sarah formerly served as the co-executive director at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.