Dr Solvin Mathew is Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Peter’s College Kolenchery. His key areas of interest include: Politics and Governance in Southern Asia, Traditional and Non-traditional Threats in the Region, Fragile States and Institution-Building, Missile Defence and Extended Deterrence, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disarmament. He holds a PhD (Political Science) from University of Madras, India; MA (War and Peace Studies) from University of Vilnius (Lithuania); MA (Political Science) from Madras Christian College, University of Madras (India). Additionally, he has a BA (International Studies) from University of South Carolina (USA); BA (Mass Communication) from Christ University, India. Solvin was an ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellow, and a recipient of several awards and fellowships including Fulbright-PLUS Fellowship (2005), Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, Caroliniana Award (2007), National Scholars Award (2006), among others. He was previously a research assistant at the Australian Institute of International Affairs (Australia), and worked with University of South Carolina’s Global Community (USA), Education for Peace in Iraq Centre (Washington DC, USA), and Genocide Intervention Network (Washington DC, USA). He has written numerous news reports and articles in leading newspapers and has published nearly 25 research papers in reputed peer-refereed national as well as international journals. He is the author of the books The Dragon and the Markhor Across Himalayas: Asia’s Evolving Geopolitics and Strategic Convergences (2017), New Maritime Balance of Power in Southern Asia-Indian Ocean: Converging Interests and Crosscurrents (2018), Selected Essays in International Relations (2019) and Emerging Contours of Space Race in Asia: Enduring Rivalries and Changing Dynamics (Forthcoming).