Ali is an MA student at King’s College London Department of War Studies.
She received her BA in International Studies and BA in French Studies from American University School of International Service in Washington, DC. Her research interests include the intersection of war and conflict and international development, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East/North Africa regions.
They have been awarded the Postgraduate Principal’s Global Leadership Award from King’s College London and have experience working at the US Agency for International Development, the US House of Representatives, and the US National Park Service. Her research interests include the mobilization of women in times of conflict and the memorialization of genocide.
Riley Martinez Froemming
Riley Froemming is an M.A. International Relations student in the Department of War Studies at Kings College London. She is passionate about cooperative diplomacy and peace-building in the Middle East.
She graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University in Virginia with a B.S. in Political Science. A Colorado native, Riley spent two years working in the Colorado State Senate as the legislative aide to a senator, where she conducted extensive policy research. Much of her academic study has involved foreign policy strategy that focuses on peaceful negotiation, economic stability, and the protection of human rights.
Demetri is an MA Candidate in International Relations & Contemporary War at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He is currently a Contributing Editor for Hellenic News of America and a research intern for the Research Institute of European and American Studies based in Athens, Greece. He also interns for a global risk consulting and security firm as an intelligence editor.
His current research interests include critical IR theory, soft power, diaspora politics, and transnationalism. His personal interests are in Byzantine studies, Mediterranean folklore, and dialectology.
Demetri holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics with honors from the University of Bari specializing in the Euro-Med region and a BS in Biological Sciences from Drexel University.
Alexander Lush is a History of War MA student at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London.
He previously studied at the University of Nottingham where he received a Bachelor’s in Philosophy. He has a passion for all things military history, from the ancient to the modern and an interest in contemporary conflicts across the globe. He seeks to examine the past to gain insight into today’s conflicts as well as what the future may bring and how we might best prepare.
A member of the East Midlands UOTC, he pays particular attention to developments within the British Army.
Charlie is an MA War Studies at King’s College, London and holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Birmingham. Whilst there, he wrote for the Redbrick student paper, and had his aritcles published in the news, opinion, and science sections. He also completed a year abroad at Paris’ Sciences Po, where he specialised in Strategic Studies.
His research interests include the study of how artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, and digital technologies are applied on the modern battlefield. His undergraduate thesis focused on how the deployment of autonomous weapons could affect the stability of the US-China relationship. He hopes to expand his interest in this field to planetary defence and space technologies.
In his spare time, Charlie enjoys reading, playing guitar, and practising DJ sets. Hailing from Stockport, he is a big Manchester City fan and plays FPL. He enjoys the odd game of cricket too.
Carlotta Rinaudo is a Master Candidate in International Affairs at King’s College London. Carlotta’s areas of interest revolve around the implications of the rise of China, as well far-right extremism and radicalization processes. Carlotta is currently a Research Intern at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel, and a Research Assistant in the China & Asia group at the International Team for the Study of Security (ITSS Verona).
Kasidit (Alpha) Thangjittachob
Kasidit (Alpha) Thangjittachob is a student in the War Studies MA course at King’s College London. His current interests are in modern civil-military relations, military history from the World Wars to the present, and contemporary conflicts.
He graduated from the University of Kent with a first-class honours BA (Hons) degree in Military History from the University of Kent in 2021. His final year dissertation, “The Elephant, the Lion, and the Rising Sun: Thailand and Britain before the Pacific War” won the prize for the year’s best Military History dissertation.