Who are we, and what do we want?

This blog is a space for no-holds-barred commentary on international affairs. Politics, strategy, controversy and dark IR humor: that’s what we’re here for.

Daniel Pinheiro Rio Tinto de Matos is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the University of Birmingham, working closely with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS). His research interests include international relations theory, international security, conflict, strategic though, political violence, the changing character of war, civil wars, peace operations and nuclear weapons. He has contributed with the Brazilian Navy Naval War College (EGN), the Brazilian Combined Center for Peace Operations (CCOPAB), the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI), the Portuguese Institute for National Defence (IDN) and Oxford Analytica. He is also a pilot-in-training, a rugby and sailing enthusiast and a volunteer firefighter, as well as a jazz and gastronomy lover. For his CV (with academic information), click here.

Dani Kaufmann Nedal is pursuing a PhD in Political Science at Georgetown University. He is also an associate researcher with the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham (UK). In the past he has worked at the Center for International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil) and at the China-Brazil Business Council. He has also contributed to the Inter-American Dialogue’s (US) working group on China and Latin America. His research interests include International Relations theory, International Security and occasionally International Political Economy. For more information and list of publications, click here.

Gabriel is the pseudonym for an unnamed junior diplomat currently posted in Africa. His professional and academic interests include international security, regional alliances, political movements, the history of international relations, and international law. His very unprofessional interests are football, fishing, and wine-tasting. We can’t prove he exists, but you can’t prove he doesn’t!

If you think you have something interesting to say about international politics and want to be a contributor here at Imminent Crisis, let us know!


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