Moez Hayat is a first-year PhD student in Politics and International Studies. His doctoral research focuses on a classical realist model for diplomacy in Southeast Asia. He has a broader interest in smaller states and regional order in international affairs, Asian and Middle Eastern security, and the resilience of monarchies in the 21st century. A former U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Brunei Darussalam, he is a non-resident Visiting Researcher in the Academy of Brunei Studies at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He also holds a Master of Arts in Asian Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He writes prolifically on regional and world affairs with articles in The East Asia Forum, The Strategist, The Diplomat, and The National Interest.