Raffaello Pantucci is a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London. A widely published author, his writing on China, Central Asia, terrorism and more can be found at: raffaellopantucci.com. He is the author of the forthcoming We Love Death As You Love Life: Britain’s Suburban Mujahedeen (Hurst/Columbia University Press). You can also follow him on Twitter @raffpantucci.
Dr. Alexandros Petersen was the co-founder of this site and the author of The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West (Praeger: 2011). A brilliant scholar of grand strategy and energy geopolitics, he obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and had worked at think tanks and Universities in London, Washington, Tblisi, and Bishkek, most recently serving as an Advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He was also an accomplished punk rock singer and one of the foundational members of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy network.
Alex was working as an Assistant Professor in political science at the American University campus in Afghanistan when he was killed in January 2014 in an attack on a restaurant in Kabul. The site and its work is dedicated in his honor.
Sue Anne Tay is a photographer and author of the widely-read blog ShanghaiStreetStories.com which focuses on documenting urbanization trends and heritage architecture in Shanghai. Her work has been widely exhibited and published in Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, amongst others. She is also a Senior Vice President at a foreign bank in Shanghai, China.
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