Michelle Bovee, Writer
Michelle Bovee is a Market Intelligence manager at MAGNA Global, where she focuses on global advertising revenues and media cost trends, particularly in Western and Northern Europe. She graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master’s in International Relations in 2013 and is currently living in New York City. You can connect with her on Twitter @boveemc.

Michael Dworman, Writer
Michael is an international affairs and national security professional working in Washington, D.C. He focuses on international conflict, terrorism, and crime, along with a regional focus on Russian affairs, where he has spent time living and working. Michael graduated with an M.A. in security studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. You can connect with him on Twitter @mikedworman.

Ernesto Garcia, Writer
Ernesto is a management and technology consultant to U.S. and international public sector clients. His professional and academic focus is centered on the economic, geopolitical and security environment in Latin America, with particular concentration on Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. A former military officer, Ernesto has extensive international security and collaboration experience in Europe, Central Asia and Latin America. Ernesto holds a M.A. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a B.B.A. in information and operations management from the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. You can connect with him on Twitter @karlkrockel11.

Alexander Kirss, Writer
Alexander is a Ph.D. student in the political science department at George Washington University. He moonlights as a defense consultant and writes broadly about the intersection of U.S. defense policy, foreign policy, and domestic politics, with a focus on organizational and structural issues. He has previously been published in War on The Rocks, Real Clear Defense, and The National Interest. You can connect with him on Twitter @fpclickbait for far more than just clickbait.

Paige Mason, Writer
Paige is an Associate Director at Guidepost Solutions, LLC in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Guidepost, Paige was a federal contractor attorney in the Asset Forfeiture Money Laundering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. After attending law school at the University of Miami School of Law, Paige spent several years working as an associate in a law firm in Miami, Florida concentrating on corporate restructuring.  During law school, Paige interned at a nonprofit organization in Cairo, Egypt, served on the Inter-American Law Review, and participated in a prestigious international law exchange program with Leipzig University in Germany. Paige’s interests range from public international law and cultural heritage to rule of law as it relates to the private sector and foreign policy issues involving MENA. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

Ryan Nabil, Writer
Ryan is a global macroeconomy researcher. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, US News & World Report, and the National Review. Ryan is a graduate of Kenyon College and Oxford University.

Adam Ratzlaff, Writer
Adam Ratzlaff is an incoming PhD student in International Relations at Florida International University. His research interests include U.S.-Latin American foreign policy, Sino-Latin American foreign policy, Pan-American cooperation, the defense of democracy in the Americas, and economic and social development in Latin America. Adam has previously conducted political and economic analysis for groups including the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. In addition to Charged Affairs, Adam’s op-eds and academic work have been featured in sources including VoxEu.org, ¿y si hablamos de igualdad?, the Journal of International Policy Solutions, and in Hemispheres: The Tufts University Journal of International Affairs. He holds in MA in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (University of Denver), as well as a BA from Tulane University where he triple majored in International Relations, Economics, and Latin American Studies. Feel free to connect with Adam either via LinkedIn or on Twitter @adam_ratzlaff.

Pikria Saliashvili, Writer
Pikria currently works in Washington, DC. She is interested in exploring the interplay between disparate sectors, including energy, economics, and transnational security. She holds a M.A. in international affairs from the George Washington University. You can connect with her on Twitter @PikriaSa.

David Stoffey, Writer
David is a foreign policy research analyst and M.A. candidate currently living in Washington, DC. He focuses on East Asian and European international relations with a particular interest in military history. David holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.