Swapna Kona Nayudu took her PhD is in War Studies from King’s College London, University of London. She is presently an Associate at the Harvard University Asia Center and an Associate at the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute. Swapna’s work is most centrally focussed on the relationship between war and politics. To that end, her research interests are in International Relations, International History, the Cold War in the Third World, UN Peacekeeping and Security Studies. Swapna also increasingly works on Indian political thought as a specific field of intellectual history.