Phillip Orchard was a member of the publishing and East Asia teams at Stratfor, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia, from 2011-2017. He holds a master's degree in security, law and diplomacy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin. His studies there focused on energy and national security, Chinese foreign policy, intelligence and institutional pathologies.
Prior to joining Stratfor, Phillip spent nearly three years working with anti-human trafficking and peacebuilding organizations in Southeast Asia, plus a summer doing educational development with Haitian migrants in the Dominican Republic. He speaks Spanish and has a working knowledge of Thai.