Dr. Brendan Taylor is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), Australian National University. He is also Research Chair of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA). He is a specialist on great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, East Asian ‘flashpoints’, and Asian security architecture. His writings on these subjects have appeared in such leading journals as Survival, The Washington Quarterly, Australian Foreign Affairs, The Pacific Review, International Affairs and Review of International Studies. He is the author or editor of 13 books, including The Four Flashpoints: How Asia Goes to War (Black Inc, 2018) and Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s Security and Crisis Management (IISS, 2019) He is a regular op-ed contributor to such publications as The Australian, The Straits Times, Nikkei Asian Review, The Australian Financial Review, The Interpreter, East Asia Forum and The Strategist.