Bronson E. Percival
Senior Advisor


Bronson Percival is an expert on Southeast Asia, as well as terrorism, Islamic radicalism and maritime security in Asia. He has written and lectured widely on maritime security issues in the South China Sea, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. Percival's recent work with CNA focuses on Southeast Asian strategies for the South China Sea, security aspects of the U.S.-Indonesian partnership, and U.S., Indian and Chinese rivalry in Asia. He is the author of "The Dragon Looks South: China and Southeast Asia in the New Century."

Prior to joining CNA, Percival was a Visiting Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and a Visiting Fellow for the East-West Center. In academia, he has been an adjunct professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a professor with the Department of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College. At the Department of State, Percival has served in multiple positions, including Foreign Service Officer at embassies from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, Counterterrorism Coordinator with the East Asia and Pacific Bureau, head of the Southeast Asia Office with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and Chair of the Southeast Asia Seminar for the Foreign Service Institute.

Percival holds an M.S. in National Security Studies from the National War College and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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