Shahaf Rabi

Shahaf Rabi is a researcher at CSTK, specializes in Israeli targeted killings. 

Tom Rafferty

Tom Rafferty is Visiting Fellow at Peking University's School of International Studies.

Irma Rahim

Irma Rahim received a Master's degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA in 2020. She focuses her research... MORE

Babak Rahimi

Babak Rahimi received a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. Dr. Rahimi has also studied at the University of Nottingham and London School... MORE

Omid Rahimi

Omid Rahimi is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Guilan University (Rasht, Iran) and a Fellow at the Institute for East Strategic Studies (Mashhad,... MORE

Rahim Rahimov

Rahim Rahimov is a Baku-based member of the Management Board the Tbilisi-based Association of European Studies for the Caucasus. He tweets @r_rahimov.

Sudha Ramachandran

Dr. Sudha Ramachandran is an independent researcher and journalist based in Bangalore, India. She has written extensively on South Asian peace and conflict, political and... MORE

Angela Ramirez

Angela Ramirez is an investigative journalist who runs TheNoMan'sLand Evening Post (

Valeri R. Ratchev

Valeri R. Ratchev (Colonel ret.) is currently a security and defense observer, international consultant, and university lecturer. He provides consultancy, feasibility research and professional development... MORE

William Ratliff

Dr. William Ratliff is a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.

Matthew Reed

Matthew M. Reed is a Middle East specialist at Foreign Reports, Inc., a consulting firm in Washington, DC. More of his commentary can be found... MORE

Jeffrey Reeves

Dr. Jeffrey Reeves is an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed are his own.

Kent Regens

Kent Regens is a Financial Consultant with RBC Dain Rauscher. He attended the University of Edinburgh where he received an MSc in International and European... MORE

Zia Ur Rehman

Zia Ur Rehman is a journalist and researcher and works on militancy, human rights and development in Pakistan’s tribal areas. He is a Pakistan Pashtun... MORE

Kacper Rekawek

Kaçper Rekawek is a terrorism analyst at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), and a Paul Wilkinson Memorial Fellow at the Handa Centre for... MORE

Yixin (Claire) Ren

Yixin (Claire) Ren is a Research Associate with the Paul Tsai China Center of Yale Law School and a Master’s graduate of Cambridge University. Her... MORE

Thomas Renard

Thomas Renard is a Research Fellow at Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations

John Reuter

John Reuter is a Fulbright scholar living in Ukraine.

Timothy Rich

Timothy S. Rich is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Western Kentucky University. His research focuses on the domestic and international politics of East... MORE

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson, a former Asia Editor of the International Herald Tribune, is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. His... MORE

Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel is a Senior Fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He retired in 2006 after 30 years... MORE

Shelley Rigger

Shelley Rigger is the Brown Associate Professor of Political Science at Davidson College. She is the author of two books on Taiwan politics, "Politics in... MORE

Matthew P. Robertson

Matthew P. Robertson is a research fellow in the China Program at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and a doctoral student in political science... MORE

Muhyadin Ahmed Roble

Muhyadin Ahmed Roble is a Somali journalist who writes for SomaliaReport and AfricaNews as a correspondent based in Nairobi.

Luke Rodeheffer

Luke Rodeheffer is a cybersecurity researcher and expert with a decade worth of experience researching cyber issues in Eastern Europe. He speaks Russian, Turkish, and... MORE

Pablo A. Rodríguez-Merino

Dr. Pablo A. Rodríguez-Merino is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. His research explores political... MORE

Duncan Rogers

Duncan Rogers is a graduate of King’s College London and currently works for the International Affairs Department of Royal United Services Institute. He has over... MORE

Nadège Rolland

Nadège Rolland is Senior Fellow for political and security affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Her research focuses mainly on China's foreign and... MORE

William D. Rollnick

William D. Rollnick is the former chairman of Mattel, Inc., board director, member of their Executive Committee and chairman of their Audit Committee. He is... MORE

Scott N. Romaniuk

Scott N. Romaniuk is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of International Studies, University of Trento. He is the Editor of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in... MORE

David Romano

David Romano is an assistant professor of International Studies at Rhodes College. He is the author of "The Kurdish Nationalist Movement" (2006, Cambridge University Press),... MORE

Johnsen Romero

Johnsen Romero is a Yenching Scholar and former public servant. He is a researcher for the Institute for Peace & Diplomacy.

Mikhail Roshchin

Mikhail Roshchin is a Senior Research Analyst at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Ed Ross

Ed Ross is the President and CEO of EWRoss International LLC, a company that provides global consulting services to clients in the international defense marketplace.... MORE

Jonathan Ross-harrington

Jonathan Ross-Harrington is an analyst for the Intelligence and Terrorism Analysis Group at Applied Marine Technologies Inc (AMTI) and a specialist in Asia-Pacific security and... MORE

Morris Rossabi

Morris Rossabi is the author of Khubilai Khan and numerous other books on China and Mongolia. His latest book, Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars... MORE

Igor Rotar

Igor Rotar is an expert on security, ethnic and religious trends in the North Caucasus and Central Asia. He has previously written for Nezavisimaya Gazeta,... MORE

Viola Rothschild

Viola Rothschild is a PhD student in political science at Duke University. You can follow her on Twitter @vrothsch.

Animesh Roul

Animesh Roul is the executive director of the New Delhi-based policy research group Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict. He specializes in counterterrorism, radical... MORE

Richard Rousseau

Richard Rousseau, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in international relations at the University of Georgia and columnist for the newspaper The Georgian Times (

Adam Rousselle

Adam Rousselle is an author and researcher whose areas of focus include geopolitics, political economy, and non-state actors. He is currently an editor and contributor... MORE

Aris Roussinos

Aris Roussinos is a journalist and analyst with a specific focus on north-eastern Syria.

Denny Roy

Dr. Denny Roy is an Asian security analyst based in Honolulu.

Vasili Rukhadze

Vasili Rukhadze holds an M.A. in political science from the City University of New York and a Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University.... MORE

Andreas Rupprecht

Andreas Rupprecht is an aviation journalist. He has written several books on China’s military aviation, including “Flashpoint China” and “Modern Chinese Warplanes”.  

Michael W. S. Ryan

Dr. Michael W. S. Ryan is an independent consultant and researcher on Middle Eastern security issues and a Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation. He... MORE

Serik Rymbetov

Serik Rymbetov is a long-time expert on the countries of Central Asia.

Andrii Ryzhenko

Captain (ret.) Andrii Ryzhenko is a former officer in the Ukrainian Navy. He retired from the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the rank of Navy... MORE

Ayaz Rzayev

Ayaz Rzayev is a Baku-based analyst covering issues of regional security in the South Caucasus.

Gulmira Rzayeva

Gulmira Rzayeva is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies (SAM), Azerbaijan, as well as a Research Associate at the Oxford Institute... MORE