Isaac B. Kardon is Assistant Professor at the U.S. Naval War College, where he is a core member of the China Maritime Studies Institute. Isaac studies Chinese politics and law, focusing on maritime disputes, PRC foreign policy, and the law of the sea. He is revising his dissertation as an academic volume, “Rising Power, Creeping Jurisdiction: China's Law of the Sea," analyzing China's approach to its maritime disputes. Additionally, he is conducting a study on China’s One Belt, One Road projects in Pakistan and Djibouti. Prior to joining NWC in 2016, Isaac was a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell and Visiting Scholar at NYU Law's U.S.-Asia Law Institute.