Edward Cuevas is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army and a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) working in the Indo-Pacific with an emphasis on Northeast Asia. Edward has served in various Army, joint, and interagency positions developing and implementing U.S. national security policy and military strategy, providing assessments on key issues affecting support for national security strategy objectives, and supporting key leader interaction with senior military and civilian leaders. Edward's most recent assignments include South Asia Country Director and Republic of Korea (ROK) Country Director, Policy and Plans Directorate, J5, HQs Indo-Pacific Command (2013-2016); Branch Chief, Government Relations, Policy and Plans Directorate, J5, HQs U.S. Forces Japan (2016-2019); and Deputy Chief, Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group-Philippines (JUSMAG-P), U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines (2019-2020). Edward's research focus is on the impact/implications of alliances on U.S. foreign and domestic policy. Edward has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master of Arts Degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.