ELINA NOOR is director of foreign policy and security studies for the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia. She was previously a key team member of the Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S. Relations With the Islamic World in its formative years post-September 11, 2001, and also researched weapons of mass destruction at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies in Washington, D.C. Her policy interests include U.S.-Malaysia bilateral relations, cyber warfare and security, radicalization and terrorism, and major power relations.  Featured on Page 16

SIDDHARTH SRIVASTAVA and JACOB DOYLE write about how trade agreements affect human rights for this issue of FORUM. Srivastava is an independent journalist, consultant and author based in New Delhi, India. He covers foreign and strategic affairs, security, politics, defense, energy and subjects related to South and Southeast Asia. In a career that has spanned more than 20 years, he has been a correspondent for The Times of India newspaper and has been widely published in other newspapers and magazines in Asia, Europe and the United States. Doyle is a regular contributor to FORUM. A veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience, he has written for publications such as the Budapest Business Journal, Czech Business Weekly, and Construction and Investment Journal. He is based in Turkey.  Featured on Page 42

CAPT. SHANE ARNDELL was appointed as the director of Strategic Engagements, Strategic Commitments and Engagements Branch, Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force, in August 2016. Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, he joined the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1990. Arndell graduated from the Australian Defence College and earned a master’s degree in innovation and strategic management through Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, in August 2016.   Featured on Page 46

SCOTT DEVARY is an independent research analyst specializing in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. His interests include China’s defense capabilities, global security, political influences and defense strategy. His background includes research at National Defense University in Washington, D.C., studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing and work in China. He holds a master’s degree in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University in the U.S.  Featured on Page 50