Dr. Stephen Leong is currently a visiting fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia. He was also the former director of the Centre for International Studies at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. He was also the director-general of the Malaysian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, as well as secretary-general of the Network of East Asian Think-Tank, Malaysia. Dr Stephen Leong holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois, a M.Sc. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.