William G. Nomikos (editor-in-chief)
William is a doctoral student in political science at Yale, specializing in international relations. His contributions to this blog focus on elections, political science methodology, U.S. foreign policy, and pop culture, which, for some reason, remains his deepest passion. Follow him on Twitter here.
Niloufer A. Siddiqui (editor-in-chief)
Niloufer is a doctoral student in political science at Yale. Her current research focuses on political parties and ethnic violence, with a geographical focus on South Asia. Since 1992, when she bore witness to Pakistan’s victory in the World Cup, cricket has been her one true love. Follow her on Twitter here.
Louis Wasser (managing editor)
Louis, a now repentant former Cairo-based journalist who has returned to the bosom of the ivory tower, is currently a doctoral student in political science at Yale. His contributions to the blog will focus on the Middle East and North Africa, political violence, and natural resources, among other things.
Lionel Beehner is a PhD student in political science at Yale University specializing in international relations, non-state actors, and the use of force. He previously worked as a senior staff writer at the website of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is currently a term member, and as a contributing writer to The New York Times. He is a member of USA Today‘s Board of Contributors, a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project, and a Young Atlanticist at The Atlantic Council.
Natalia S. Bueno
Natalia is a doctoral student in political science at Yale, specializing in comparative politics. Her contributions to this blog focus on Brazilian politics, non-profits and social policy, research methods and football (some may call it soccer).
Suparna is a doctoral student in political science at Yale University, specializing in comparative politics. Her contributions to the blog will focus on South Asian and Turkish politics, and more broadly, political violence and insurgencies. She secretly aspires to be the host of The Next Food Network Star and for her opinion on all things delicious, you can visit her food blog here. Follow Suparna on Twitter.
Chris is a PhD candidate in political science at MIT. He was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in India (2009), a country director for South Asian affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2006-2009), a research associate at the Naval Postgraduate School (2003-2005), and a research assistant at the Henry L. Stimson Center (2001-2003). He cares about security studies, South Asia, and clear-headed thinking about politics.
Charles is a doctoral student at Yale University, having retired from the mythical world of real life political campaigns. He focuses on America because that’s where his stuff is.
Matt Eckel is a doctoral student in political science at Georgetown. His research interests include nationalism, identity construction, chauvinist politics, political economy, and Europe. Those interested in his less-than-half-baked ideas and witty repartee can follow him on Twitter.
Joshua is a doctoral student in political science at Yale, specializing in comparative politics and international relations with a focus on conflict and authoritarian politics in the Middle East and North Africa. He has conducted fieldwork in the Sinai Peninsula, where he aspires to be the next “Lawrence of Arabia,” as long as the Red Sox game will be available via satellite.
Michael is currently a doctoral student in political science at Yale. His interests include political violence, international security and foreign policy, with an emphasis on the Middle East and Central Asia. Previously, he worked as a political analyst supporting the Government of Canada’s National Security Advisor and as a policy officer in Afghanistan with the Canadian embassy and International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Matt is a graduate student in the Politics – Foreign Affairs program at the University of Virginia. He will be writing on Asian politics, especially security studies, as well as general IR topics and European Union politics.