Alexandros Tsipouras is a recent graduate of American University’s School of Internataional Service, earning a B.A. in International Relations with a focus on national security. Prior to being a FMSO/GCKN fellow, he interned at the United Nations and the European Union respectively, focusing on Russian PMC activities in Africa and Europe, illegal arms trafficking, and the Western Balkans. Most of his academic research centers on Chinese influence in Asia, the evolution of PLA doctrine, and wargaming. He is a native English speaker with elementary proficiency in Russian.