David C. Gompert is Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies, at the National Defense University (NDU), a Professor for National Security Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, and an Adjunct Fellow of the RAND Corporation. From 2009 to 2010, he was Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Gompert also has been a senior executive in the information technology industry, Vice President of the RAND Corporation and President of RAND Europe, Special Assistant to President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and a senior official in the State Department. He has published extensively on international affairs, national security policy, and information technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Phillip C. Saunders is a Distinguished Research Fellow and Director of Studies in the Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies, at the National Defense University (NDU). He also serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs. Dr. Saunders previously worked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where he was Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program from 1999 to 2003, and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1989 to 1994. Dr. Saunders has published numerous articles and book chapters on China and Asian security issues. He attended Harvard College and received his M.P.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.