Colin Flint, a geographer by training, is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Utah State University. He has published research on the topics of geopolitics, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Second World War, world-systems analysis, and just war theory. He is co-editor of the international journal Geopolitics and his books have been translated into Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, and Farsi. He is the author Geopolitical Constructs: Mulberry Harbours, World War Two, and the Making of a Militarized Trans-Atlantic (2016) and Introduction to Geopolitics (Routledge, 2011), and co-author, with Peter J. Taylor of Political Geography: World-Economy, Nation-State and Locality (Prentice Hall, 7th edition, 2018). He is editor of The Geography of War and Peace (Oxford University Press, 2004) and co-editor (with Scott Kirsch) of Reconstructing Conflict: Integrating War and Post-War Geographies (Ashgate, 2011).