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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.

Doctoral Research

The Sino-Indian relationship in a regional context: The ‘China factor’ in the securitization of India’s ‘Look East’ Policy

Research Interests

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