Captain Merlin Boone is an Instructor of International Affairs at the United States Military Academy, West Point. His research focuses on modern geopolitical competition, economic statecraft, and East Asian security relations. Merlin is a U.S. Army Special Operations Civil Affairs Officer and has operational experience in Syria and the broader Asia-Pacific.
Captain Boone is a PhD candidate at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. He holds a master’s degree in International and Public Affairs from the University of Hong Kong, China and bachelor's degrees in Economics (Honors) and Chinese from the United States Military Academy, West Point.