Anthony T. Bryan is a senior fellow with the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He is a leading scholar on regional security issues in Central America and the Caribbean and an independent consultant on energy development (oil and natural gas), energy security, and energy geopolitics in the region. During his academic career, he was a tenured professor of Latin American history at the University of Rhode Island and a tenured professor of Latin American international relations at the University of the West Indies, where he was director of the Institute of International Relations for a decade. Subsequently, he directed the Caribbean Studies Program at the North-South Center of the University of Miami. He has been a visiting professor at several U.S. and European universities, including the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University at Bloomington, Georgetown University, and the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Geneva. Dr. Bryan’s think tank career has included attachments as a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a residential fellow in the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Professor Bryan has been a member of several cabinet-appointed committees in Trinidad and Tobago on reviews of foreign policy and the restructuring of the diplomatic service. He has also testified on U.S.-Caribbean trade and security issues before the U.S. Congress on several occasions. He is the author/editor of 10 books and numerous articles, and his perspectives have appeared in energy publications such as Latin-American Energy Advisor, Energy Caribbean, Petroleum World, and Upstream, and in business/trade publications such as Latin Finance, Latin American Monitor, and The Economist. Educated both in Trinidad and the United States, he received his Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.