Jonathan Spangler is the Director of the South China Sea Think Tank and President of the Asia-Pacific Policy Research Association. His research focuses on Asia-Pacific regional security, maritime territorial disputes, and cross-strait relations, with an emphasis on the effects of actor involvement on trends of escalation and deescalation in the South China Sea.
He is also a mountain search and rescue trainee, a trail runner, and a founding member of the Taiwan Peak-to-Peak Trail Project.
Raised in Boulder, Colorado, he has spent the past nine years living in East Asia.
For interviews, research collaboration requests, and other academic or media inquiries, please refer to jspangler.org/contact.