Roger N. McDermott is an Honourary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury. He specialises in Russian and Central Asian defence and security. The Jane's Group have published a number of his papers.
Anne C. Aldis is Research Manager at the Conflict Studies Research Centre, Surrey where she has been an active analyst and facilitator of the processes of transformation taking place in the states of Central and Eastern Europe. For many years she has edited the centre's publications.