Contributors

LT. COL. DR. ZULKARNAIN HARON, a senior analyst at Counter Terrorist Cell, Defence Intelligence Staff Division, Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), also works with rehabilitation programs for MAF personnel involved with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. He joined the MAF as a cadet in August 1988, has worked in various artillery units and is a qualified gunnery instructor. He is a member of Against Violent Extremism, a nongovernmental organization based in the United Kingdom that works to counter extremism and rehabilitate former terrorists.  Featured on Page 10


THOMAS KORUTH SAMUEL of the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism in Malaysia serves as director for the Digital Strategic Communications Division, under the purview of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia. His main areas of research include the narratives of terrorists and the subsequent counternarratives, strategic communications and youth involvement in terrorism. He earned an honors degree in biomedical technology and a master’s degree in strategic defense studies from the University of Malaysia. He is pursuing a doctorate in the area of youth radicalization.  Featured on Page 20


BRAHMA CHELLANEY is a professor of strategic studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research and a fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin. He is the author of nine books, including Asian Juggernaut and Water: Asia’s New Battleground.   Featured on Page 30


DR. MIEMIE WINN BYRD, a professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, specializes in U.S.-Burma relations, Indo-Pacific economics, organizational development and adult learning. Her work focuses on civil-military operations, interagency collaboration and corporate financial accounting standards. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Claremont McKenna College and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii. She earned her doctorate in education leadership from the University of Southern California.  Featured on Page 40


SAROSH BANA is the executive editor of Business India in Mumbai, India. He writes extensively on defense and security, cyber security, space, energy, environment, foreign affairs, food and agriculture, shipping and ports, and urban and rural development. A Jefferson fellow of the East-West Center (EWC), Hawaii, he is treasurer/secretary on the EWC Association’s board.  Featured on Page 46


JOSEPH D. MARTIN is director of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He directs training, education, applied research, regional civil-military coordination and crisis support during disasters in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, with worldwide responsibilities and functional alignment under the deputy assistant secretary of defense, stability and humanitarian affairs. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in October 2016 upon resuming duties as the center’s director; he previously served as the director of the center from May 2014 to June 2016 while on active duty as a U.S. Air Force colonel.  Featured on Page 50