South China Sea NewsWire Staff

James Borton is a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins/SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and the author of Dispatches from the South China Sea: Navigating to Common Ground. He contributes opinions for The Washington Times, Asia Times, Asia Global Online, Geopolitical Monitor, East Asia Forum and the South China Morning Post. James is Editor-in-Chief of the South China Sea NewsWire.
David Hessen is a recent graduate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he studied U.S. national security strategy and U.S.-Asian relations. He has previous work experience at several Washington, DC think tanks, non-profits, and government relations firms. David is the Managing Editor of the South China Sea NewsWire.
Caleb Mills is a Research Assistant at Purdue University studying International Relations. He interned at Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project, where he extensively studied Latin American political instability, specifically the phenomena of Autogolpes and democratic backsliding. In addition, he regularly contributes to both the Geopolitical Monitor and Political Animal Magazine.

South China Sea NewsWire Contributing Researchers

Benjamin Blandin has been working as a consultant in strategy and innovation for 15 years in both industry and consulting firms. He holds an MA in strategy consulting from EM Lyon (France), an MA in Geopolitics from the French Institute of Geopolitics and graduated from the Paris Military Academy (maritime strategy program). He is conducting a PhD in geopolitics focusing on the phenomena of AZAD, hybrid warfare and grey area techniques in the South China Sea. Benjamin is a Senior Contributing Researcher at the South China Sea NewsWire.
Collin Koh is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, based at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a contributing researcher for the South China Sea NewsWire.