David A. Rezvani, D.Phil., is a lecturer at Boston University. His research interests include political integration, Asian politics, and U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of a variety of works including, Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Determination, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is now completing a second book manuscript on partial independence entitled, The Ebb and Flow of Freedom: Autonomous Hong Kong in Authoritarian China. He has previously taught at Harvard, Dartmouth, Brown, MIT, Oxford, and Trinity College.