Natasha Hamilton-Hart is Professor of Asian Business at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and author of Hard Interests, Soft Illusions: Southeast Asia and American Power, published by Cornell University Press (2012).

Professor Günther Schulze holds the chair for International Economic Policy at the University of Freiburg, Germany and is Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University; he is a member of the Southeast Asian Studies Group at the University of Freiburg.