Cleo Paskal is an Associate Fellow in both the Asia-Pacific program and the Energy, Environment and Resources department at Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, UK), as well as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (Washington, DC). Ms. Paskal works with academia, civil society, government, the defense community and others in order to better understand, explain, anticipate and resolve today's complex challenges.
As a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Visiting Fellow, Ms. Paskal led a multi-year research project based at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales de l'Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM) on strategic shifts in the Indo-Pacific and what they might mean for developing an integrated 'Look West' policy for Canada. She continues as a Visiting Fellow at CÉRIUM as well as being on the International Board of Advisors for the Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies (India) and Global Counter Terrorism Council (India).
She has published extensively in both the academic and popular press, and is a regular media commentator. She has also lectured at, among many others, the US Army War College, Center for Homeland Defense & Security (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey), Inter-American Defence Board (DC), the Royal College of Defence Studies (UK), the National Defence College (India), Centre for National Security Studies (Canadian Forces College), and the National Defence College (Oman).
Ms. Paskal is currently leading a Chatham House research project on perceptions of strategic shifts in the Indo-Pacific from the points of view of India, the US, Japan, Oceania, the UK, and France, as well as co-authoring a book on geopolitics in Oceania for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London, UK).