Iis Gindarsah a Researcher in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta. He holds a Master degree on Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University (2010). He also earned a Master degree on International Relations from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (2009).
His research interests includedefense transformation,military technological innovations, civil-military relationsand regional security complex in East Asia. His essays and commentaries on these subjects have been publishedin edited volumes, peer-reviewed journal and media outlets—includingContemporary South East Asia, Defense and Security Analysis,and The Jakarta Post.