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Marina Kumskova

Marina has been working in the field of human rights since 2013, by being part of numerous projects exploring human rights issues around the world and focusing on the study of enforced disappearances in Chechnya. She added the peace and security work to her portfolio in 2016 by joining the Women, Peace and Security Programme at …

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Shahroo Malik

Shahroo Malik is currently working as a Research Associate at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). She’s a GDI Development Leadership Scholar and holds degrees in MSc International Development from University of Manchester, UK (2016) and BS (Hons) Economics from NUST, Islamabad (2014). Her research interests include Indo-Pak relations and South Asia’s economic and development …

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Raj Verma

Dr. Raj Verma is Associate Professor at the College of International Relations, Huaqiao University. He is also Head of Research and Senior Fellow, Asia Pacific at Intellisia Institute and Series Editor of Routledge Series on India-China Studies. Dr Verma has an MPhil and PhD in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science. …

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Jumakhan Rahyab

Jumakhan Rahyab is a Fulbright Graduate Fellow at the University of Massachusetts’ McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies. He holds a BA in Political Science from Kabul University, and is an alumnus of the Young Leaders Forum (YLF). He has …

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Bismellah Alizada

Bismellah Alizada is the co-founder of Rahila Foundation, an organization working for youth empowerment through education and capacity building, and Deputy Director (on academic sabbatical) at Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS), a research and advocacy organization based in Kabul. He is currently pursuing an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS, …

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Arash Yaqin

Arash Yaqin, an Afghan native who fled the Afghan civil war and lived as ex-refugee in Russia and Europe for two decades. However, after studying Social Management and working several years for the Dutch Council for Refugees, the dream to rebuild his country brought him as diaspora back to Afghanistan. In Kabul, he worked as …

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Dr. Vesselin Popovski

Prof. Dr. Vesselin Popovski is a Professor in International Peace Studies at Soka University, Japan. Prior to that, he was a Professor and Vice Dean of Jindal Global Law School and Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of the UN at O.P Jindal University, India. In 2004-2014, he was the Senior Academic Officer …

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Tuneer Mukherjee

Tuneer Mukherjee is a researcher of Asian security and his current focus is on naval modernization in South Asia. Previously, he was a Junior Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation’s Maritime Policy Initiative in New Delhi, India, where he worked on Indo-Pacific maritime strategy and the impact of artificial intelligence on naval operations. He has …

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Jagannath Panda

Dr. Jagannath Panda is Research Fellow and Center Coordinator for East Asia at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi, India. Dr. Panda is the Series Editor for Routledge Studies on Think Asia. Read their bio on the South Asian Voices website.

Maheera Siddique

Maheera Siddique is an intern with the Just Security 2020 Program. She attends Indiana University for her undergraduate degree in Political Science. She has previously held a position as a Political Affairs Intern with the Borgen Project.

Arunabha Ghosh

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh is a public policy professional, adviser, author, columnist, and institution builder. As the founder-CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, since 2010, he has led CEEW to the top ranks as one of South Asia’s leading policy research institutions (seven years in a row); and among the world’s 20 best climate think-tanks …

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Tracy Rouleau

Tracy Rouleau is the President and Founder of TBD Economics, LLC which brings bring clear, high quality and understandable economic analysis to government, private, and non-profit firms. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy and Editorial Board Member for the Journal for Ocean and Coastal Economics. Prior to starting TBD …

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Riyaz Wani

Riyaz Wani is a freelance journalist based in Kashmir. Previously a journalist for the Indian Express and Tehelka, he was a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award in 2015 and he received a Certificate of Honor at the 2014 Red Ink Awards.

Aditi Malhotra

Aditi Malhotra is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate School of Politics (GraSP), University of Münster, Germany. Her areas of interest include security issues in Indo-Pacific region, nuclear proliferation and nuclear security.

Abdullah Ar Rafee

Abdullah Ar Rafee is a contributor to South Asian Voices, an online platform hosted by the Stimson Center for strategic analysis and debate on the security, politics, and economics of South Asia. Abdullah Ar Rafee is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) in Dhaka, Bangaldesh. He conducts research & analysis, …

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Joseph Ross

Joseph Ross is a Research Intern with the East Asia – Japan Program at the Stimson Center. He is also an Accelerated Master’s candidate with George Mason University’s International Security program.

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