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.
Giuseppe Grieco is a PhD candidate in History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a BA and MA in History from Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa. His research focuses on the transnational intellectual history of the Mediterranean, British imperial history, and the history of international law.
Beyond academia, he collaborates with the Istituto Treccani in Rome on youth political engagement and policy-making. At Treccani he co-founded Agenda, an under-30 think tank and network on European affairs. There, he promotes connections and dialogues between researchers, policy-makers, and politicians to foster strategic thinking and historical sensibility in foreign policy.
He is also an Associate at Counterpoint, a London-based think tank, where he offers analysis on Italian and Mediterranean politics.
Anas Ismail is a medical doctor originally from Gaza, Palestine, where he received his education and training. As a citizen of Gaza, and later as a medical student, he personally lived the impact that conflict has on life in general and on healthcare in specific. This led him to an interest in global health as a means of learning more about the relationship between conflict and health.
With a joint scholarship from the Chevening Awards and the Said Foundation, Anas is currently studying MSc Global health with conflict and security at King’s College, London.
Luciana Martinez is a PhD student at Centre for Social Studies of University of Coimbra.
She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from PUC-Rio (Brazil), where she has studied postcolonial theory, the memory of colonization in Brazil and conceptions of time and space.
She has also worked as a journalist for over 10 years, mostly in the fields of international politics and culture.
Her current research interests revolve around the memory of Portuguese colonialism both in actual Portugal and Brazil through the analysis of cultural objects.
Walker is a United States Marine infantry officer currently working as an instructor at the Colombian Naval Academy in Cartagena, Colombia. He is currently a non-resident master’s degree student at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center For Homeland Defense and Security and is a graduate of Brown University and the War Studies Department at King’s College London.
Walker is an Associate Editor at the Center For International Maritime Security and co-host of the Sea Control podcast. He has been published in War on the Rocks, Defense News, USNI Proceedings, the Marine Corps Gazette, West Point’s Modern War Institute, and many other publications. His writing focuses on emerging trends, technology, and tactics on land and at sea. You can follow him on Twitter @WDMills1992.
Anna Nedey is an MSc student at the London School of Economics in Conflict Studies. Before graduating from King’s College London with a BA in Religion, Politics, and Society, she completed three years of ‘hypokhagne/khagne’ preparatory classes in Paris in classic humanities. Her main areas of interest are divided societies, civil wars, and post-conflict reconstruction.
She focuses particularly on Islam (theology, philosophy, politics) in the Middle East and southeast Asia. With a background in literature, philosophy, theology, social sciences, and now international politics; her approach to conflicts is multidisciplinary.
Chiara Valenti is a Trainee at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies, where she works on research and events focusing on the broader Mediterranean region. She is also a volunteer with Techfugees, where she collaborates on the creation of their datahub, focused on analysing the conditions of refugee and IDP settlements. Previously she completed a MSc in Gender, Development and Globalization at the London School of Economics, during which she also conducted research with All Survivors Project, a non-profit, on gender-based violence in contexts of conflict and displacement. She also holds a BA in International Relations from King’s College London.
Her areas of research interests include gender-based violence, arbitrary detention, the intersections of technology and human mobility, and migration, specifically within the broader Mediterranean.