Patrick Cronin, Huang Jing and Hung Nguyen discuss the tense territorial disputes and maritime conflicts in the South China Sea. Moderated by Amanda Drury, co-anchor of CNBC's Street Signs."
Dr. Patrick Cronin
Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program
Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of
the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American
Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Director of the Institute for
National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University andÂ has
a nearly 30-year career inside government and academic research
centers, spanning defense affairs, foreign policy, and development
Dr. Cronin served more than two years at the
London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), where
he was the Director of Studies, Editor of the Adelphi Papers, and
Executive Director of the Armed Conflict Database. Prior to joining
IISS, Dr. Cronin was Director of Research and Senior Vice President at
the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington,
In 2001, he was confirmed by the Senate to the
third-ranking position at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
While serving as Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program
Coordination, Dr. Cronin led agency, interagency, and international
policy deliberations, as well as the interagency task force that helped
design the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). From 1998 until 2001,
Dr. Cronin served as Director of Research at the U.S. Institute of
Dr. Cronin spent seven years at the National Defense
University, arriving at INSS in 1990 as a Senior Research Professor
covering Asian and long-range security issues. He was the founding
Executive Editor of Joint Force Quarterly, and subsequently
became both Deputy Director and Director of Research at the Institute.
He received the Army's Meritorious Civilian Service Award upon his
departure from NDU in 1997. He has also been a senior analyst at the
Center for Naval Analyses, a U.S. Naval Reserve Intelligence officer,
and an analyst with the Congressional Research Service and SRI
International. He was Associate Editor of Strategic Review and worked as an undergraduate at the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale News.
Cronin has taught at several universities. He was an adjunct professor
at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program, The Johns Hopkins
University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
(SAIS), and the University of Virginia's Woodrow Wilson Department of
He read International Relations at St Antony's College, University of
Oxford, where he received both his M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees, and
graduated with high honors from the University of Florida. His
publications include: Global Strategic Assessment, 2009: America's Security Role in a Changing World (NDU Press 2009); Civilian Surge: Key to Complex Operations (co-editor with Hans Binnendijk, NDU Press 2009); The Impenetrable Fog of War: Reflections on Modern Warfare and Strategic Surprise (Praeger 2008); The Evolution of Strategic Thought: Adelphi Paper Classics (Routledge 2008); and Double Trouble: Iran and North Korea as Challenges to International Security (Praeger 2007).
Amanda Drury is a journalist and news anchor for CNBC, currently based in Manhattan, New York, United States, North America. She has appeared on various CNBC shows as an expert in finance and business. Previously based in CNBC Asia's headquarters in Singapore and then in Sydney, Drury relocated to CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in May 2010 and is currently hosting a number of shows. She became the co-presenter of The Call (US version) in March 2011, joining Melissa Francis and Larry Kudlow, after Trish Regan's departure from CNBC US. Drury's expertise along with her good looks has catapulted her to
favorable rankings since her move to the United States. According to
Jeremy Pink of SVP Business News, CNBC: "Amanda is one of the smartest
and most talented business news anchors anywhere in the world and we are
very excited that she is joining our US team."
Dr. Huang Jing is a Professor and Director of Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). As an internationally recognized expert on Chinese politics, China’s foreign relations and security issues in Asia -Pacific, Huang has written two books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, policy papers, and op-eds on Chinese politics, China’s foreign policy, the military, US-China relations, and security issues in Asia-Pacific. His book, Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2000), won the prestigious Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize in 2002.
Huang also serves as a Senior Overseas Economic Analyst for China’s Xinhua News Agency. This appointment has obliged him to provide advice to China’s policy-makers on major policy issues. Before joining the LKYSPP, Huang was a Senior Fellow at the John Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution (2004-2008). He also taught at Harvard University (1993-94), Utah State University (1994-2004) and Stanford University (2002-2003). Huang received his PhD in Political Science from Harvard University, and his MA in History from Fudan University.
Associate Professor of Government Politics and Director of the Asia-Pacific studies minor at George Mason University.