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Cleo Paskal

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Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India; Associate Fellow, Chatham House, London, UK

Geostrategic analyst Cleo Paskal is an associate fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, UK), as well as adjunct faculty in the Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India. She has taught at the US Army War College, the Royal College of Defence Studies (UK), the National Defence College (India), and the National Defence College (Oman). She has also briefed myriad governments, including in Canada, the US, the UK, the EU, India, and Scotland, as well as the heads of major corporations and security professionals from over 30 countries.

Paskal's Trudeau project, based at the Université de Montréal's CÉRIUM, looks at geopolitical, geoeconomic, and geophysical changes in the Indo-Pacific and what they could mean for developing an integrated Canadian 'Look West' policy.

Paskal's extensive academic publications include research papers for Chatham House, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and the United Kingdom's Commission on National Security in the 21st Century. She has authored chapters in textbooks by Elgar and Routledge and articles in International Affairs, Journal of International Security Affairs, International Affairs Forum and China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, among other venues.

Cleo has also been a columnist for the National Post and Toronto Star, a radio producer for the BBC, and the author of an Emmy-winning documentary television series. She has contributed to a wide range of media outlets, including The World Today, Sunday Times, Sunday Guardian, and The Telegraph. Her book Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map (Macmillan, 2010) won multiple awards. Her most recent book is the bestselling Spielball Erde (Random House, 2012), co-authored with German TV anchorman Claus Kleber. Cleo is one of the trillion Huffington Post columnists.