Saadia M. Pekkanen is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. She works at the intersection of international relations and international law, specializing in the economic, legal, and security policies shaping the space industry. She also investigates contemporary geopolitical change through the lens of infrastructure investment relations among countries. Her regional expertise is in the foreign affairs of Japan and Asia, engaging broader themes of state power, economic-security linkages, and governance in the world order.