Dr. Brendon Cannon
Dr. brendon j. cannon Assistant Professor International And Civil Security

Contact Information
brendon.cannon@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 3560


Brendon J. Cannon is Assistant Professor of International Security at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Utah, USA (2009). His research is at the nexus of international relations, security studies, and geopolitics. He has published on topics related to regional security and geopolitics, the arms industry, and shifting distributions of power across the Indo-Pacific. Cannon’s articles appear in Defence Studies, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Asian Security and Third World Quarterly. His new book, edited with Kei Hakata, is Indo-Pacific Strategies: Navigating Geopolitics at the Dawn of a New Age (Routledge, 2021). He joined Khalifa University in 2016.

  • PhD (Political Science & International Relations) University of Utah, 2009

  • Intelligence and National Security (MDBS703)
  • Introduction to International Relations and Security Issues (ISYE201)
  • Regional Security Challenges and Policy Options (IICS604)
  • Technology and International Security (IICS622)
  • The Changing Nature of War and Conflict (CIVE630)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers

Research Interests
  • International Relations
  • Geopolitics
  • International Political Economy of Defense Industries
  • Security Studies
  • Indo-Pacific
  • Technology and Security
  • Co-optation strategies of state and non-state actors