Stephen M. Saideman holds the Canada Chair in International Security and Ethnic Conflict at McGill University, where he is also associate professor of political science. He has published extensively on ethnic conflict, including the book The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Conflict, the co-edited Intra-State Conflict, Governments and Security: Dilemmas of Deterrence and Assurance, and articles in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, and elsewhere. Saideman spent 2001 to 2002 on the US Joint Staff, working on the Bosnia desk of the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate.
R. William Ayres is Director of the Center for Global Citizenship and associate professor of international relations at Elizabethtown College. His work on ethnic conflict and foreign policy has been published in several books and journals, including Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, and Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.