Blake Herzinger is a Pacific Forum Non-resident WSD-Handa fellow and US Navy Reserve officer. He has spent 13 years in service with the US Navy as an intelligence officer, with experience across the Indo-Pacific and Middle East. Blake’s research is interested in Indo-Pacific security, with emphasis on security assistance dynamics, maritime security, and seapower. His analysis has been published in Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, The Diplomat, and ASPI’s The Strategist. Blake is a graduate of the Strategic Studies MSc program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and received his BA at Brigham Young University.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not represent those of his civilian employer, the US Navy, the Department of Defense, or the US government.