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Ray Powell

Founder and Director of Sealight Maritime Transparency Project

Issues in the South China Sea and Why Tensions are Escalating With China

Ray Powell is the Founder and Director of SeaLight, a maritime transparency project of the Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation at Stanford University, California. He served 35 years in the U.S. Air Force, including posts in the Philippines, Japan, Germany, Qatar, defense attaché in Vietnam and Australia, as well as combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a 2021 Fellow at Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute.

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