R. William Ayres is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Political Science, University of Indianapolis. Nationalist conflict and conflict resolution are his current research interests. He has published articles in International Politics and Journal of Peace Research.
Tore Nyhamar is Associate Professor at the Institute for Political Science, University of Oslo and was a visiting scholar at the George Washington University 1996-99. He is the author of a number of journal articles in the field of security studies. His research interests include implementation of peace agreements in civil wars and security implications of Norway’s petroleum production.
Ingyu Oh is lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has published articles on postwar Japanese militarism and South Korean and Japanese conglomerate organizations as well as is the author of Mafioso, Big Business, and the Financial Crisis: The State-Business Relations in South Korea and Japan (Ashgate, 1999).
Douglas Ishizawa-Grbic´ is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interest is in Japanese political economy.
Charles Lerche teaches political science, international relations and international management at several institutions including The University of Limburg/Maastricht, The University of Kent at Canterbury's Brussels School of International Studies, Boston University Brussels and Vesalius College of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is co-author of Concepts of International Politics in Global Perspective and has published articles in academic journals on African politics and peace and world order studies.
Tokihisa Sumimoto is Visiting Fellow at Soka University
Peace Research Institute. He received his Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from Soka
University, Tokyo, and Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.) from Columbia
University, New York. He has worked in various professional/management capacities
with the United Nations, multinational corporations and civil society organizations.