Eric Sayers

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2012-2013

Defense Policy Advisor, Office of Congressman J. Randy Forbes

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Eric
Sayers is the Defense Policy Advisor to Congressman J. Randy Forbes
(R-VA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee.

Before
working on the Hill, Mr. Sayers was a resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at
the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic & International Studies from 2010-2011 where he focused on the U.S.-Japan alliance and Japanese naval policy. During
this fellowship he completed the research for the manuscript "The
‘Consequent Interest’ of Japan’s Southwestern Islands: A Mahanian Appraisal of
the Ryukyu Archipelago" that will be published in the upcoming issue
of the Naval War College Review.

Mr. Sayers holds a M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from the S. Rajaratnam School
of International Studies and an M.A. in Political Science with a focus on
international relations theory from The University of Western
Ontario. Previously he worked as a research assistant for national
security policy at The Heritage Foundation.

Mr. Sayers' personal research interests focus on U.S. defense policy in the
Asia-Pacific, including force posture and alliance management. He has
published in Joint Forces Quarterly, Defense News, The
Diplomat, Armed Forces Journal, The Weekly Standard
,
and the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings Magazine. He was chosen
in the Fall 2011 edition of the Diplomatic Courier as one of
the "Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders."  

    • Commentary
    • National Review
    • November 20, 2014
    Smart Hawks

    By Elbridge Colby & Eric Sayers

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