Izzah Ibrahim is an analyst with the Foreign Policy and Security Studies (FPSS) programme. She graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) with an MA in Strategic Studies. She also completed her double degree at ANU with a BA (International Relations) and a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies. Her research areas are in foreign policy and security developments in the Asia-Pacific, including the ongoing unrest in Southern Thailand and Southern Philippines and non-traditional security developments in Southeast Asia. Her research interests also include nuclear politics, civil-military relations, the applications of diplomacy and Malaysia’s foreign and defence policies. She is also part of the Secretariat for the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).