Herbert J. Ellison is Professor of Russian and East European Studies in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and in the History department of the University of Washington. He writes on Russian history and foreign policy. He edited and contributed to The Sino-Soviet Conflict in Global Perspective ( 1982), Soviet Policy Toward Western Europe ( 1983), and Japan and the Pacific Quadrille ( 1987) and has published many other articles, book chapters and monographs on Soviet and Russian policy in Asia, and in East Asian international relations.
Robert Legvold is Professor of Political Science, Columbia University. From 1986 to 1992 he was Director of Columbia University's Harriman Institute. His most recent book, with Timothy Colton and others, is After the Soviet Union: From Empire to Nation.
Robert S. Ross is Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Associate-in-Research at the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University. He writes on the domestic and international sources of Chinese foreign policy, including U.S.-China relations and Chinese policy toward Asia. He is the author of The Indochina Tangle: China's Vietnam Policy, 1975-1979 ( 1988) and he is currently completing a manuscript on U.S.-China relations from the Nixon administration to the Bush administration.
Stephen Sestanovich is director of Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has worked on Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council ( 1984-1987) and on the State Department policy planning staff ( 1981-1984); he has also served as senior legislative assistant for foreign policy to senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and taught Soviet politics and international relations at Columbia University and the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. He has written for Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The Wall Street Journal, The New YorkTimes