About the Editors
Dr Beyza Unal is a senior research fellow with the International Security Programme at Chatham House, specializing in nuclear policy, cybersecurity, space security, and NATO defence and security policy. She formerly worked in the Strategic Analysis Branch at NATO Allied Command and Transformation, taught international relations, transcribed interviews on Turkish political history, and served as an international election observer during the 2010 parliamentary elections in Iraq. Her current research interest is in emerging technology applications and security in the Middle East. She also conducts research on urban preparedness and city resilience against CBRN threats. She has been awarded various fellowships for her achievements – most notably, she is a Fulbright alumna.
Yasmin Afina is a research assistant with the International Security Programme at Chatham House, working on projects related to nuclear weapons systems, emerging technologies including cyber and artificial intelligence, and international law. She formerly worked for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research and the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs. Yasmin holds an LLM from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, an LLB from the University of Essex, as well as a bachelor’s and postgraduate degree in international law from the Université Toulouse I Capitole. She is also a PhD Candidate in law at the University of Essex, researching the legal implications of the development and use of artificial intelligence in military targeting.
Dr Patricia Lewis leads the International Security Programme at Chatham House. Previously she served as deputy director and scientist-in-residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the former Monterey Institute of International Studies; director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research; and director of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre in London. She was on Hans Blix’s 2004–06 WMD Commission; and a member of the 2010–11 advisory panel on the future priorities of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; and was an adviser to the 2008–10 International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. She received the American Physical Society’s 2009 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award for ‘outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society’. She has a PhD in nuclear physics from the University of Birmingham, and graduated in physics from the University of Manchester.