Tuong Vu is a professor of political science and director of the Asian Studies Program at the University of Oregon.
Katya Drozdova is an associate professor of political science in the School of Business, Government, and Economics at Seattle Pacific University.
Joseph H. Felter is U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia. He cowrote the article with Katya Drozdova when he was based at Stanford University, with senior appointments at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
Douglas Selvage is a senior research fellow at the Institute for History, Humboldt University (Berlin).
Filip Pospíšil is a visiting scholar at the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a lecturer of social sciences at the New School for Social Research.
Niklas Jensen-Eriksen is a professor of business history at the University of Helsinki.
Kirill Chunikhin is a senior lecturer in modern history at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia).
Mikael Nilsson is a research fellow and lecturer in history at Uppsala University, Sweden.