Abhijnan Rej is a Fellow in the Strategic Studies Programme. His current research revolves around Indian grand strategy, India’s China and Pakistan policies, and theory and practice of limited wars. His secondary research interests include conventional and nuclear deterrence, and international institutions.
Alexandria Reid is a Research Analyst in the Organised Crime and Policing team at RUSI. Her research covers a range of topics related to serious and organised crime, including environmental security, illicit trade and related illicit financial flows. She is Project Officer for the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) at RUSI, and a Guest Lecturer for the Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and the Environment, King’s College London, where she teaches gender and environmental security.
Dr. Rajeswari (Raji) Pillai Rajagopalan is a Distinguished Fellow and heads the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation. She is also a Non-Resident Indo-Pacific Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre from April-December 2020.
Matteo Pugliese is an ISPI Associate Research Fellow at the Centre on Radicalization and International Terrorism. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona in the Law and Political Science doctoral program, studying the role of prison intelligence in the prevention of terrorism and organized crime in Europe. His research interests include counter terrorism policy, jihadism, radicalization dynamics, prisons, intelligence, far-right extremism, NATO, hybrid threats and law enforcement.
Andrea Plebani is Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan, Lecturer of the Master in Middle Eastern Studies at ASERI and Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is a member of the Commission convened by the Italian Government to assess the threat stemming from radicalization and jihadist extremism in Italy. Before, he cooperated with the Oasis Foundation, the Insubria Centre on International Security (ICIS) and the Landau Network - Centro Volta (LNCV).
Ritika Passi focuses on connectivity in the Indo-Pacific — particularly infrastructure connectivity — and its use as a foreign policy tool, its political economy, and its interaction with the evolving development finance landscape and global economic governance.
She is currently a Visiting Fellow at ORF, and a 2021 Indo-Pacific Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.
Gulshan Pashayeva is Deputy Director of the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. She previously worked at the United Nations Office in Azerbaijan as National Programme Coordinator for the UN Women (UNIFEM) project “Women for ConflictPrevention and Peacebuilding in the Caucasus” (2001-2006), and as a Public Information Associate for the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI).
Carlo Papa is Director of Enel Foundation.
Born in Palermo in 1971, he holds an MSc in Economics, a PhD in Management Engineering and the TRIUM MBA jointly issued by NYU Stern, London School of Economics and HEC. Started his professional career in IBM Ireland and UK.
Leonid Nersisyan currently is Head of Defence Studies Department at Armenian Research & Development Institute (ARDI), military analyst at REGNUM Information Agency, and Editor of New Defense Order Strategy magazine (Moscow). Regular author of analytical articles on topics related to Russian military weapons, domestic and international military-technical cooperation, armed conflicts, modern military equipment, nuclear and strategic weapons, the military-political situation in South Caucasus and detailed analytics about Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.