Jeffrey Ordaniel is Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at Tokyo International University (TIU) in Japan. He is also a fellow at TIU’s Institute for International Strategy, working on research projects mainly related to maritime security in Asia, as well as ASEAN regionalism, and broadly, US alliances and engagements in the Indo-Pacific. From December 2016 to March 2019, he was the holder of the endowed Admiral Joe Vasey Fellowship at the Pacific Forum. While in Hawaii, his work centered on the Forum’s Security Cooperation Program, aimed at stimulating cooperative policies in the region through rigorous research, analyses, and dialogues. He holds a PhD in International Relations and specializes in the study of offshore territorial and maritime entitlement disputes in Asia. Some of his works have been published by the International Studies Review, The National Interest, Pacific Forum’s Issues and Insights and PacNet Commentaries, The Diplomatic Courier, East Asia Forum, and The Strategist, among others.