Christopher K. Colley

Assistant Professor of Security Studies, National Defense College, United Arab Emirates

Christopher K. Colley is an assistant professor of security studies at the National Defense College of the United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD in political science from Indiana University Bloomington and holds a master’s from Renmin University of China. His research is centered on India’s reaction to China in the Indian Ocean region, and in particular, how this impacts New Delhi’s relations with Washington. Colley has lectured on Chinese politics, foreign policy, and security at numerous universities and organizations, including Indiana University, Renmin University, China Foreign Affairs College, and the Foreign Military Attaché Corp club in Beijing. He has also briefed the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He has written extensively on Chinese-Indian relations and has published numerous book chapters, reports, and articles on the subject. He lived in China for over a decade and has visited all of China’s political entities multiple times.

The Arab Gulf's Pivot to Asia: From Transactional to Strategic Partnerships

On March 17, AGSIW hosted a discussion on strategic relations between the countries of the Gulf and Asia.