Dr Paul Bolt is a Professor of Political Science at the United States Air Force Academy, where he has taught since 1997. He received his B.A. from Hope College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at Zhejiang University and Baicheng Normal College in the People’s Republic of China, as well as the University of Illinois. In 2009-2010 he served as a Fulbright scholar at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Dr. Bolt teaches courses in Asian Politics, Defense Policy, American Government, American Grand Strategy, and Comparative Politics. He is co-author of China, Russia, and Twenty-First Century Global Geopolitics(Oxford, 2018), author of China and Southeast Asia’s Ethnic Chinese: State and Diaspora in Contemporary Asia(Praeger Publishers, 2000), and has published on Asia and security issues in a variety of journals and edited volumes. He has also co-edited The United States, Russia and China: Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21stCentury(Praeger Publishers, 2008), China’s Nuclear Future(Lynne Rienner, 2006), and American Defense Policy, 8th edition (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005).