Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2012-2013
Defense Policy Advisor, Office of Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Sayers is the Defense Policy Advisor to Congressman J. Randy Forbes
(R-VA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee.
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."