Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Caroline Nutt

Caroline is a second-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. After getting her B.A. in political science and Arabic from Middlebury College, Caroline worked at Dataminr as a Senior Middle East North Africa Specialist, analyzing open-source data to provide government clients with the earliest signals for national security events. She then worked as an analyst at the Anti Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, researching how foreign terror organizations recruit and radicalize US citizens. She now works as a senior analyst at Predata, a predictive analytics company for geopolitical risk.

Deputy Editor: Annika Kastetter

Annika is a second-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in international security.  After graduating from Colorado College in 2017, Annika spent two years in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she held positions with the United Nations Development Program, the Caucasus Research Resource Center, and a Georgian NGO that focuses on defense, security, and democratic governance in the South Caucasus and Ukraine.  Currently, she serves as a Research Assistant for Professor Caitlin Talmadge.  Annika’s research interests include nuclear deterrence and arms control, US-Russia relations, and security cooperation with Georgia and Ukraine.

Associate Editor for Africa: Rachel kreisman

Rachel is a second-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence. She graduated from American University in 2017 with a degree in International Studies, during which time she studied Arabic and Levantine culture in Amman, Jordan. Her research interests include the intersection between gender and terrorism, illicit organizational behavior, and U.S. foreign policy in the MENA region. Rachel currently works as a defense analyst.

Associate Editor for the Americas: Josh chang

Josh is a second-year M.A. candidate at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program concentrating in military operations. He is currently a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where he works on force planning and defense strategy. He has previously worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Hudson Institute, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in May 2020 with a B.S.F.S in International Politics and received departmental honors for writing a thesis on Soviet-Cuban military cooperation in Africa during the Cold War. His research interests include great power competition, foreign military capabilities, and Latin American security issues.

Associate Editor for Europe: Daniel Cebul

Daniel is a final semester M.A. candidate in Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, concentrating in technology and security. Daniel has worked at Defense News as a general staff writer covering NATO and EU defense policy, missile defense and nuclear policy, and artificial intelligence and military robotics among other issues. He has also interned with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Missile Defense Project. His current research interests include nuclear policy and deterrence, the proliferation of unmanned and autonomous weapon systems, and civil-military relations. Daniel graduated cum laude from Kenyon College in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science.

Associate Editor for gENDER AND IR: EMMA JOUENNE

Emma is a second-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program. Along her studies, she works at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security where she does research on women’s involvement in post-conflict reconstruction and Track II diplomacy. Originally from France, she did her undergraduate studies at King’s College London in European Studies and Spanish before moving to Jordan to learn Arabic. Her research interests include power dynamics in security, gender, and migration.

Associate Editor for Indo-Pacific: Sam bowers

Sam is a third-year SSP student concentrating in unconventional weapons and nonproliferation. She received her B.A. in International Studies and Japanese from American University, and spent a year studying abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. She has a background in U.S.-Japan relations and hopes to work in the field upon graduating.

Associate Editor for the Middle East: Ali Marhoon

Ali is a first-year student in the Security Studies Program, concentrating on technology and security. He previously served as Senior Analyst for foreign policy and national security at the Office of the Crown Prince, Bahrain. His research interests include US foreign policy in the Middle East, Gulf security, and cybersecurity. He holds a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University, where he received the Award for Honors in International Politics for his thesis on Hezbollah’s regional activities.

Associate Editor for National Security & the Military: Kelley S.

Kelley is a second-year SSP Student concentrating in Technology and Security.

Associate Editor for South and Central Asia: Becca ebert

Becca is a first year joint degree candidate pursuing her J.D. at Georgetown Law and M.A. in Security Studies, concentrating in Terrorism and Substate Conflict. She graduated summa cum laude from University of Puget Sound in 2016 with a B.A. in Mathematics, a B.A. Comparative Politics, and an interdisciplinary emphasis in Global Development. Her studies included a comparative analysis of rules of law in Lebanon and Somalia, nuclear proliferation and non-state actors, advanced Arabic language, and abstract mathematics including the geometry of spacetime. Her current research interests focus on non-state actors and building state capacity in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Horn of Africa.

Associate Editor for Technology & Cyber Security: talia mamann

Talia is a second-year M.A. candidate in the Security Studies Program concentrating in Technology and Security. She received her B.A from Barnard College, Columbia University where she studied Political Science and Arabic. Talia is a Cybercorps Fellow and will pursue a career in cybersecurity following graduation. Her interests include the intersection between terrorism and cybersecurity.

Associate Editor for Terrorism & Counterterrorism: Veronica francis

Veronica is a third-year M.A candidate in the Security Studies Program, concentrating in terrorism and sub-state violence. She earned her B.A. from Rhodes College, where she studied International Studies and Anthropology and Sociology. In addition to her studies, Veronica works for the Senate Finance Committee and as a research assistant for Professor Bruce Hoffman. Her interests include gender and terrorism, deradicalization, and domestic extremism.


Zoe is a second year joint degree candidate, pursuing her J.D. at Georgetown Law and her Master’s in Security Studies. She is a Cybercorps Fellow concentrating in technology & security and is interested in the struggle between security and individual liberty. Zoe graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs in 2019.

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