Dr. Lukas K. Danner is Research Associate at the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Danner focuses on Chinese foreign affairs, Asia-Pacific security dynamics, Arctic Affairs, EU-China, U.S.-China, and Sino-South Asian relations, as well as Security Studies and Small States more broadly. He holds an M.A. in Sinology, American Cultural History, and International Law from the University of Munich, an M.A. in International Studies, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from Florida International University.