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Brendon J. Cannon

Assistant Professor, Khalifa University

Brendon J. Cannon is assistant professor of international security at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. His research focuses on the nexus of security studies, geopolitics and the interplay between states in the international system. His major focus is on the Indo-Pacific, broadly, and the western Indian Ocean region to include east Africa. He is the author of multiple articles appearing in African Security, International Politics, Defence Studies and Third World Quarterly. He earned a PhD in political science from the University of Utah, USA (2009), and has held previous academic positions in Nairobi and Hargeisa.


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


  • 2009 
    University of Utah, Ph.D.