Who we are

Dr. Jonathan D.T. Ward


Dr. Jonathan D.T. Ward is a multi-lingual China-India relations specialist with a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

He spent over a decade living and traveling in Russia, China, India, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. He speaks Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic.

Dr. Ward is a frequently invited speaker for international military, government, and industry audiences.


Richard B. Vose


Richard B. Vose is a management consultant who has advised many of the world’s leading companies.

He spent over a decade consulting globally, at Eurasia Group, PwC, and IBM, where he worked on economic, technological, and geopolitical assignments in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Senior Advisers


Donald J. Stoker


Dr. Donald Stoker was Professor of Strategy and Policy for the US Naval War College’s Monterey Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from 1999 until 2017.

His forthcoming book “Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and American Strategy From the Korean War to the Present” will be published by Cambridge University Press in August 2019.

In 2016, he was a Fellow of the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford’s Pembroke College.

In 2017-2018, he was a Visiting Fellow and Distinguished Diplomatic Academy Fulbright Professor of Political Science at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria.

He is the author or editor of 11 books.