Dr. William J. Parker III is a national security consultant and author focusing on Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, Weapons of Mass Destruction and maritime issues. He is the former CEO and President of the EastWest Institute and the former Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Defense University Foundation. He is a life member and former Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. An award-winning author, Parker has published over fifty articles and coauthored the books Jihadist Strategic Communication as practiced by Usama Bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Guaranteeing America’s Security in the Twenty-First Century. He is a retired senior naval officer with multiple combat tours. He regularly appears on national and international television and radio broadcasts.