Rian Jensen received an M.A. (with honors) in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in May 2009. His areas of interest are U.S. foreign policy and international relations in East Asia. Prior to SAIS, Rian managed U.S. government-funded democracy promotion programs in Asia, including North Korea, and edited a policy journal on Chinese strategic and political economy issues. Mr. Jensen holds a B.A. from the University of Washington (Seattle).