Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian. Dr. Porter received his master's degree in international politics from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Southeast Asian politics from Cornell University. He has served as Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service International, Co-Director of the Indochina Resource Center, Independent Analyst with the Inter Press Service, and a Foreign Policy in Focus Scholar. He has also taught international studies at City College of New York and American University.
Among his books are Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press), Vietnam: A History in Documents, Vietnam: The Politics of Bureaucratic Socialism (Cornell University Press), and A Peace Denied.
Dr. Porter's many articles on international affairs, including the mass killings and mass starvation of Cambodians under the Khmer Rouge, have appeared in such publications as The Guardian, The Nation, and Foreign Affairs.