Brendon J. Cannon

Assistant Professor of International Security, Institute of International & Civil Security (IICS), Khalifa University

Brendon J. Cannon is Assistant Professor of International Security at the Institute of International & Civil Security (IICS), Khalifa University of Science & Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 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, causality and terrorism in eastern Africa, regional security in the Gulf and western Indian Ocean region, the political economy of ports, bases and airports in East Africa and the Horn of Africa, as well as the Indo-Pacific strategy of India, Japan, the US and Australia in contrast with China’s BRI. His is the author of multiple articles and books, with publications appearing in African Security, Terrorism and Political Violence, The Journal of Strategic Security, and African Security Review.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Assistant Professor of International Security, Institute of International & Civil Security (IICS), Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Utah, Ph.D.