Dr. Brendon Cannon
Dr. Brendon Cannon Assistant Professor
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Bio

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Brendon J. Cannon joined Khalifa University in 2016. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations at the University of Utah, USA (2009). His research interests include contextualizing domestic, regional and international relations in eastern Africa, regional security in the Gulf and western Indian Ocean region, the political economy of ports, bases and airports, as well as the Indo-Pacific strategy of India, Japan, the US and Australia as well as China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as they relate to and are operationalized in Eastern Africa. He is the author of multiple articles and books.

Education
  • PhD (Political Science & International Relations) University of Utah, 2009
  • MA (History & Middle East Studies) University of Utah, 2002
  • BA (European Studies) Brigham Young University, 1995
Teaching Areas
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Regional Security of the Middle East and Western Indian Ocean
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Advanced Social Science Research Methods
  • State Capabilities, Security Burdens and Distributions of Power
  • Indo-Pacific Strategies and Policies
Research Areas
  • International Security
  • Geopolitics of the Western Indian Ocean Region
  • International Political Economy of Dual-Use Infrastructure
  • Comparative Defense Industries
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Indo-Pacific Geopolitics
  • Balance of Power and Alliances in the Wider Middle East and Horn of Africa
  • Computational Social Sciences