Andrew T. H. Tan is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. Educated at Sydney University, Cambridge University and the National University of Singapore, Andrew is consulted by various governments and think tanks on security, defence and international relations issues. He was formerly Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies, at King's College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Watchfield. To-date, he has written many articles on various security issues, and is also the author, editor or co-editor of 15 books, including The Arms Race in Asia (London: Routledge, 2014), East and Southeast Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2013), Security Strategies in the Asia-Pacific: The USA's Second Front in Southeast Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 - nominated for the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award), US Strategy Against Global Terrorism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), The Global Arms Trade (London: Routledge, 2010), A Handbook of Terrorism and Insurgency in Southeast Asia (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007), and others. His forthcoming book is an edited volume entitled A Handbook of US-China Relations (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, forthcoming in 2016).