DR. Alexander Korolev is a research fellow at the Center on Asia and Globalization at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include international relations theory and comparative politics, Russia’s foreign policy, China-Russia relations, political transition in former socialist countries, politics of social reforms, and theory and practice of democracy. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from Nankai University, Zhou Enlai School of Government, and a doctorate in political science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Featured on Page 16

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 Board of the EWC Association.  Featured on Pages 30 and 36

DEBALINA GHOSHAL is a research fellow at the Centre for Human Security Studies, a nonprofit and nongovernmental think tank in Hyderabad, India. Her work has been published across the Indo-Asia-Pacific and internationally. She completed a master’s degree in international studies from Stella Maris College in Chennai, India, and lives in Delhi. For this issue of FORUM, she writes about India’s defense research and development agency.   Featured on Page 33

MAJ. PATRICK APPLEGATE is the U.S. Pacific Air Force Chief of Master Air Attack Plans in the 613 Air Operations Center. It is the central cell for planning all U.S. Pacific Command air operations to include contingency, humanitarian and routine training exercise operations. He joined the Air Force in 2004. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Commendations Medals and Outstanding Unit Awards. He is a senior navigator, Air Force weapons school graduate and recipient of the Lt. Gen. Nowak Award from Air Command and Staff College in 2013. He graduated from Navy Command and Staff College in 2016.  Featured on Page 42