Eric C. Anderson is a national security consultant. As a long-standing member of the U.S. intelligence community, he has written over 600 articles for the National Intelligence Council, International Security Advisory Board and the Department of Defense. In addition, he is a leading scholar on the rise of sovereign wealth funds. His book, Take the Money and Run: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Demise of American Prosperity was published in March 2009. His focus on events in Asia is reflected in a forthcoming text, China Restored: The Middle Kingdom Looks Forward to 2020. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Anderson served as a senior intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency. In addition, he has been a senior intelligence analyst for the Multi National Forces-Iraq in Baghdad and at the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. From 1990-2000, Mr. Anderson was an active duty intelligence officer in the United States Air Force—with assignments in Japan, Korea and Saudi Arabia. He remains on duty as an Air Force reserve officer, teaching at the National Defense Intelligence College. He has also taught for the University of Missouri, University of Maryland, and the Air Force Academy. Mr. Anderson has a PhD in political science from the University of Missouri, a MA from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University. A long-time Harley rider, Mr. Anderson claims to have put over 200,000 miles on motorcycles during the last 15 years.