Gilang Kembara was born on March 1992, in Jakarta, Indonesia. He finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Birmingham, earning a B.Sc in Management in 2013. He continued his studies at the University of Birmingham, taking International Relations in Contemporary Asia-Pacific, and received his Master of Arts degree in 2014. Gilang Kembara is currently a Research Assistant at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ever since he joined CSIS as an intern in 2015, Gilang has assisted in various projects, namely “Partnership for Regional Peace: Operationalising ASEAN-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in Southeast Asia” and “By Sea and Democracy: Operationalising the Indonesia – Japan Strategic Partnership.” He has also managed to contribute to several writings in local journals and newspapers. His background is on Strategic Studies and Asia-Pacific, but is currently expanding his knowledge towards the maritime sector. Research Interest : Strategic and Security Studies, and Maritime Affairs.