My name is Shachi and I am a second-year Politics and International Relations student at UCL. This is my second year serving as a deputy editor. My interests lie in International Security, Political Risks and Violence as well as Quantitative Research. I am delighted to be a part of the editorial team and am thrilled to be working with several talented writers, designers and editors. I hope that my contribution will help make this year’s IPPR articles interesting and informative.