Yanitha Meena Louis is a researcher in the Foreign Policy and Security Studies programme of ISIS Malaysia. She has completed the International Masters in European Regional Integration at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya (UM). Having spent a decade in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India prior to this, Meena completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Madras. Her research interests include political psychology, comparative regionalism, South Asian, Southeast Asian and European studies and also domestic affairs such as social welfare and gender-responsive policymaking. Meena is now a doctoral candidate at UM, focused on Non-Western international relations.