Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who focuses on geopolitical, trade, and defense and security issues across the Western Hemisphere, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. He is president of Second Floor Strategies, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He is a freelance writer for the defense news agencies Breaking Defense, Janes, and Shephard Media. He is also a member of the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), for which he publishes a column titled “The Southern Tide” about maritime security issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean. He is also a non-resident research associate at Expediente Abierto. His analyses have appeared in numerous refereed journals, including the SAIS Review of International Affairs, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Defence Studies, the Polar Journal, the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, European Security, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Perspectivas. He has published book chapters on Bolivia’s foreign policy, separatism in Moldova, and Kazakhstan’s economic diversification policies. Mr. Sánchez holds a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University’s School of International Service. He has attended the Institute of World Politics, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Ursinus College, and studied in Austria, Belgium, and France. He also studied at the National Defense University’s William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, D.C.