Management

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Shane Szarkowski

Editor in Chief

Shane is the editor in chief of Charged Affairs and an analyst with Bulletin Intelligence. He holds a PhD in International Relations from Oxford Brookes University and is particularly interested in the intersection of sovereign identity and intervention in Afghanistan, but writes around a variety of security policy issues.
Follow Shane on Twitter @ShaneSzarkowski.

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Mariya Ilyas

Managing Editor

Mariya is a managing editor for Charged Affairs and a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. She holds an MA in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a BA in Mathematics from Bowdoin College. Her policy interests include security, international business, and global maritime affairs with a regional focus on the Middle East and Europe. Follow Mariya on Twitter @marilyas6

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Michael Sexton

Managing Editor

Mike is a managing editor for Charged Affairs and a specialist in the Middle East and Gulf, cyber issues, and counter-terrorism. Mike received an MA from the Security Studies Program of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University it Chicago.

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Jeremy Fugleberg

Social Media Manager

Jeremy is the social media manager for Charged Affairs and an editor for Gannett Corp. He hold an MA in International Relations from the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and is interested in energy as a national security issue and the domestic determinants of foreign policy formulation, with a particular focus on Middle East policy. Follow Jeremy on Twitter @jayfug

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Shane Szarkowski

Editor in Chief

Shane is the editor in chief of Charged Affairs and an analyst with Bulletin Intelligence. He holds a PhD in International Relations from Oxford Brookes University and is particularly interested in the intersection of sovereign identity and intervention in Afghanistan, but writes around a variety of security policy issues. 

Follow Shane on Twitter @ShaneSzarkowski.

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Mariya Ilyas

Managing Editor

Mariya is a managing editor for Charged Affairs and a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. She holds an MA in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a BA in Mathematics from Bowdoin College. Her policy interests include security, international business, and global maritime affairs with a regional focus on the Middle East and Europe. Follow Mariya on Twitter @marilyas6

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Michael Sexton

Managing Editor

Mike is a managing editor for Charged Affairs and a specialist in the Middle East and Gulf, cyber issues, and counter-terrorism. Mike received an MA from the Security Studies Program of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BA in Mathematics with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University it Chicago.

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Jeremy Fugleberg

Social Media Manager

Jeremy is the social media manager for Charged Affairs and an editor for Gannett Corp. He hold an MA in International Relations from the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and is interested in energy as a national security issue and the domestic determinants of foreign policy formulation, with a particular focus on Middle East policy. Follow Jeremy on Twitter @jayfug