Astri Suhrke is Senior Researcher Emerita at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. She is a political scientist focusing on the social, political and humanitarian consequences of violent conflict, and strategies of response. More recently, Astri has focused on the politics of humanitarian policies in the UN system, concepts of human security and peacebuilding. She is also working on strategies of post-war reconstruction and statebuilding, with particular reference to Afghanistan.
Maxim A. Suchkov, PhD, is an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. Currently, he is the Director of the Center for the Advanced American Studies (CAAS) at MGIMO. He is also non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, non-resident expert of the Russian International Affairs Council and of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
Emma Soubrier is a visiting scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.
Andrea Sommariva is Associate Professor of Practice and director of the multidisciplinary research laboratory on the evolution of the space economy (SEE Lab) at the SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is an international economist specializing in international finance, the markets for oil and raw materials, renewable energy, and development of the space economy. He is a member of the study group "Space Mineral Resources - Challenges and Opportunities" of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Dr. Janjira Sombatpoonsiri is a political scientist affiliated with the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA). She is the author of Humor and Nonviolent Struggle in Serbia (2015).