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Global Politics Magazine provides a forum where politically interested individuals, journalists, academics, and international relations professionals can exchange insights and develop new approaches both to the study of international relations and to the analysis of emerging political trends. We are read in over 100 countries around the world, although most of our readership is located in Britain and the US.

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Who is Global Politics Magazine produced by?

Our Team Sheet shows how we fit together. To find out who we are, just keep reading:

David Miles – Managing Editor

David Miles is a Carnegie Scholar researching Anglo-American and German constitutionalism at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Global Constitutionalism and is a tutor in the School of International Relations. He has worked for leading businesses in the UK and Germany including Santander, Lloyds TSB and more recently SAP. Apart from writing for and editing Global Politics, his writing has appeared in the Daily Beast, Carnegie Ethics Online, Huff Post and the Scotsman. His interests include American political history of the 18th and 19th centuries, modern German history, global finance and the politics of the Middle East. When not working on his PhD, he enjoys good single malts and the charms of the Old Course. He lives in St Andrews, Scotland.

Dr Rikard Jalkebro – Asia Pacific Editor

Rikard has a PhD in international relations from the University of St Andrews with a focus on peace and conflict studies and terrorism studies in the Philippines. He is a graduate of the University of Gothenburg and has masters degrees from the Uppsala University and Dublin City University. Rikard has done extensive fieldwork on terrorist groups in the Philippines and is interested in the relationship between insurgencies and peace agreements. He is a Teaching Fellow in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews and plays football and golf in his spare time.



Dr Kimo Quaintance – Technology, Security and Learning Editor

Kimo Quaintance is a visiting lecturer in cyberpower and national security at the Bundeswehr University Munich, and at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmish-Partenkirchen. He has been researching digital technology and international relations for more than 15 years on topics ranging from illegal online drug markets to the social networks of Somali refugees in Kenya. He regularly consults multinational companies, and European governments on the challenges and opportunities of mass digital connectivity, and is the co-founder of LK Networks, a cybersecurity consultancy based in Munich, Germany.

kimo@global-politics.co.uk or kquaintance@gmail.com


Quinn Coffey – Middle East Editor

Quinn is a PhD candidate in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. He received his MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2011. Quinn’s research focuses on the interplay of identity, religion and politics within the Palestinian Christian communities, in light of the stagnant peace process, demographic decline and the current shape of the Palestinian Authority.  Quinn has lived and worked for extended periods in the West Bank where he previously taught at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine.  Prior to this, Quinn worked in the legal field in the United States.  Apart from Quinn’s contributions to Global Politics, he is also regular contributor to Open Democracy and has been featured on the award-winning blogs Informed Comment and the Web Arab News Digest (W.A.N.D). Quinn lives and works in Oslo, Norway where he spends his free time playing music, skiing and cycling.



Felipe Schrieberg – Contributing Editor

Felipe has received an MA in International Relations and Film Studies at the University of St. Andrews. He has worked for PBS and Met Film Productions on their Internet media projects and has been published in the Washington Post. Felipe also has worked with the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence analyzing Colombian anti-terrorism strategies.

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Dylan Evans – Contributing Editor

Dylan graduated from the University of St Andrews with a Masters of Arts in International Relations. His studies included the War in Afghanistan, arms control, and the liberal world order. In fall 2017, he will attend the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law on a Dean’s Fellowship, full-tuition scholarship. There, he will study international law. Dylan has also completed semester exchanges at the National University of Singapore and the University of Iceland.



Nora Stai – Contributing Editor

Nora is a student of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Though originally from Oslo, she grew up in France, Switzerland and Belgium. She has worked for numerous student newspapers around Europe, and is currently contributing to a variety of publications in St Andrews.


Dr Zenonas Tziarras – Turkey Editor and International Security Editor

Zenonas has recently completed his PhD thesis, titled “Turkish Foreign Policy under the AKP towards the Middle East: a Neoclassical Realist Account”, in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He was previously awarded a BA in Mediterranean Studies & International Relations (Aegean University, Greece) and a MA in International Relations & Strategic Studies (University of Birmingham, UK). Among other things, he is a non-resident Foreign Policy & Middle East Expert for the think tank Strategy International, and a frequent media commentator on Turkey, Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean political affairs. Find him on Twitter @ZenonasTziarras and at his personal website: www.zenonas-tziarras.net.

Dr Christian Grahle – Head of Technology and Communications

Christian has a BSc in Business Administration, and an MLitt and PhD from the University of St Andrews . He comes from Hannover in Germany and now lives in Hamburg where he works for Google.



Lucia Green-Weiskel – Editor

Lucia is a Project Manager at the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation, an NGO registered in Beijing dedicated to mitigating climate change through low-carbon technologies and polices in China. She has a MSc in Asian Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Lucia grew up on an organic farm with 12 foster sisters. She has had work published in The Nation, Red Pepper, the International Oil Daily, the Brooklyn Rail and the SOAS Spirit. She lives in New York City with her husband Isaac.

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