Paul Coyer is Research Fellow and Vice President of International Coalitions and Development at the Common Sense Society. He was formerly an Associate Professor at l’Ecole Speciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, the French Army’s equivalent of West Point. He is also Non-Resident Senior Fellow for China at Italia-Atlantica, a foreign policy think tank based in Rome, Italy. He has been published in Forbes, Azeri Today (Azerbaijan), and the Kyiv Post (Ukraine), in policy-oriented journals including Revue Conflits: Histoire, Géopolitique et Relations Internationales (France), as well as by academic publishers such as National Defense University Press and Oxford University Press.

He is also a co-founder and contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy. After receiving a B.A. in religion, he received an M.A. in theological ethics from Yale, followed by an M.A. in the history of the international relations of East Asia and a Ph.D. in international history with a focus on China and the Sino-Russian-American strategic triangle, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science.