Kent M. Harringtoncompleted a bachelors at Duke University before earning his masters in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He worked for the CIA as the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia for many years and later took on the role of Director of Public Affairs.
After leaving the CIA, Harrington started the Harrington Group, which provides political-economic consulting services to Fortune 100 companies across the globe. Harrington has frequently appeared on air and in print to give his expert opinions on economic and foreign policy issues. In addition to his many factual publications, Harrington used his expertise as inspiration for two novels--The Gift of a Falcon (1988) and A Brother to Dragons (1993).