Thomas P.M. Barnett has worked in international security for three decades, first with the Centre for Naval Analyses and then as a professor at the U.S. Naval War College. After 9/11, Barnett served in the Office of Force Transformation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 2004, he authored a New York Times-bestselling book, The Pentagon’s New Map. Dr Barnett has run his own consulting firm since 1998 and holds a PhD in political science from Harvard University.