Chietigj obtained his Master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics and completed his undergraduate studies in Economic and Political Science at Wesleyan University and the University of Oxford.
He is principal analyst for Asia in the Political Analysis team at Equinor/ Statoil, a Norwegian energy company. He has also worked with several political risk consultancies and public policy think-tanks. He was senior analyst in the Global Risk Analysis department at Control Risks, a political and security consultancy. Prior to this, he worked as a research analyst in the Country Intelligence Group at IHS Markit (formerly known as IHS Global Insight), a macroeconomic research and forecasting company. He has also worked in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC and the Defence Analysis Programme at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
He was awarded the Joint King’s-National University of Singapore PhD Studentship to fund his doctoral studies and was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi, India.
The Sino-Indian relationship in a regional context: The ‘China factor’ in the securitization of India’s ‘Look East’ Policy
India and China’s foreign and security policies and strategic cultures, India’s ‘Look East’/ ‘Act East’ Policy, China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative, ASEAN, Great and middle-power diplomacy in Asia, Asia’s regional security architecture, maritime and energy security
Dr Alessio Patalano (King’s College London), Dr Chong Ja Ian (National University of Singapore
- ‘Asia must overcome its timidity on the world stage as US power retreats’, South China Morning Post, 23 May 2018
- ‘Rhetoric and reality in the India-ASEAN relationship’, US-India Global Review, pp.19-21, Vol. 2, No. 2, April-June 2018.
- ‘The China factor in India’s commitment to ASEAN’, Lowy Institute: The Interpreter, 24 January 2018
- ‘Myanmar: A test case for India’s regional ambitions’, Lowy Institute: The Interpreter, 19 September 2017
- ‘Coming full-circle in the Sino-Indian relationship’, Lowy Institute: The Interpreter, 12 September 2017
- ‘De-phasing India’s ‘Look East’/ ‘Act East’ policy’,Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 39, No. 2, August 2017, pp.348-72.
- ‘Growing extremism as source of strategic instability in Asia’, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute, August 10, 2017.
- ‘Book Review: India-China Relations: Politics of resources, identity and authority in a multipolar world order,’Strategic Analysis, Vol. 41, Issue 3 (2017), pp.300-302.