André is an MA candidate in International Relations in the International Relations Graduate Program at the State University of Paraíba (PPGRI/UEPB), receiver of the Exclusive Dedication Scholarship purveyed by the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES). He holds an appointment as Research Fellow at the South American Institute of Policy and Strategy (ISAPE). André’s MA thesis addresses whether middle and regional powers can devise and implement a grand strategy by assessing the case of Brazil between 2003 and 2010.
Although the centre of his research is on grand strategy and hegemonic shift in world order, his research interests are quite diverse: comparative grand strategy; history of warfare; realist theory of international relations; military transformation and RMA; air power; NATO enlargement; remilitarisation process of Japan; defence cooperation.
He holds a 2:1 (equivalency) BA degree in International Relations from the State University of Paraíba.
Anna Crossland is an MA National Security Studies student in the War Studies Department at Kings College London.
She holds a first-class honours BA in International Relations and Politics from the University of East Anglia. Her undergraduate dissertations focused on ambiguity in UK arms trade legislation and its impact on the Saudi-led Coalition and the Yemen Crisis. Beyond Academia, Anna also works as a volunteer researcher for Action on Armed Violence, focusing on projects surrounding the UK arms trade. This research has included projects on UK trade with Afghanistan, UK production of Sniper Rifles, and UK Tear Gas exports.
Her broader academic interests include British Foreign Policy, grand strategy, contemporary conflicts and warfare, and International Humanitarian Law, specifically within the Middle East.
Davis Ellison is a PhD student in the King’s College London Department of War Studies. Under the supervision of Dr. David Betz, his research project is revisiting the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation through a civil-military relations lens, with an aim to more deeply explore a complex history and to contribute to the civil-military field.
A part-time student, he is a full-time contractor with NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.
Prior to King’s, he earned a Master of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He also earned his undergraduate degrees in political science and international studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. During his career, Davis has worked and studied in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Gemma Hale is a student on the MA History of War programme at King’s College London, for which she was awarded the Worshipful Company of Bowyers Scholarship. Focusing on contemporary history, her research interests revolve around decolonisation and the Cold War in Asia, with a particular focus on the Vietnam War.
She recently graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a First-Class BA in History. Her dissertation explored the link between nuclear capability and US involvement in Southeast Asia during the First Indochina War. She was also involved with the history societal magazine, ‘Historia’, and contributed articles on warfare in Indochina as well as the Cambodian Genocide.
Walker recently graduated with Distinction from King’s College, London with an MA in International Relations and Modern War.
He is currently an MA candidate at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Security and Defense. Walker is also a non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow at Pacific Forum, a think-tank, and a non-resident fellow at the Marine Corps’ Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Modern War.
His primary interests are future war, maritime security, and military logistics.
You can follow him on Twitter @WDMills1992.
Langdon Ogburn is a Masters Student of Conflict, Security, and Development at King’s College London and an active duty United States Army Officer.
He received his BS in Philosophy and Africa Regional Studies with Honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Langdon is a 2021 Marshall Scholar. In his second year of the scholarship, he hopes to pursue a Master’s of Public Policy.
His research interests include mass atrocity prevention, conflict resolution, international ethics, and the ethics of war and peace. Currently, his research focuses on the role of defense and security within mass atrocity and conflict prevention. He has worked as a student leader and researcher with the USMA Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the US Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, and the Fund for Peace.
Ryan Saadeh is a candidate for the MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies at King’s College London as a Marshall Scholar. He recently finished his MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS University of London and holds a BA in Middle East Studies and Political Science from Brown University. Ryan’s research focuses on conflict and development dynamics in divided societies, political violence, and post-conflict recovery.
Ben is an MA Candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. His research interests include the racial and socioeconomic compositions of armies, the impacts and outcomes of war on displaced populations, and the foreign policy of the United States.
Ben is an Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his BA in Government and Philosophy. As an undergraduate, Ben participated in the Bill Archer Fellowship Program in Washington, DC. During the fellowship, Ben worked in the Office of Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where his work to improve the financial education processes of the United States Military inspired his current research in the demographics and social well-being of servicemember populations.