Candace Rondeaux is a Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University and a Senior Fellow with the Center on the Future of War, a joint initiative of ASU and New America. An expert on international security affairs, she has previously served as a senior program officer at U.S. Institute of Peace where she launched the RESOLVE Network, a global research consortium on conflict and violent extremism and as a strategic advisor to the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. She spent five years living and working in South Asia where she served as senior analyst in Afghanistan for the International Crisis Group and as South Asia bureau chief for The Washington Post in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Her research interests include the dynamics of conflict and sectarian violence, transparency and accountability in governance, political Islam in modern Muslim majority states, Russian and post-Soviet affairs. In addition to the Post, her work has been featured in Lawfare, Foreign PolicyForeign AffairsThe International Herald TribuneThe Boston GlobeThe Russia Journal and The Village Voice. She has also been a frequent guest analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera, BBC World and National Public Radio. Prior to her postings in South Asia, she produced award winning journalism on criminal justice and legal affairs, contributing to Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre, coverage of Hurricane Katrina and the Terri Schiavo case for The St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and the 9/11 attacks in New York for the investigative team at The New York Daily News. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she holds a B.A. in Russian Area Studies, M.A. Journalism from New York University, and an MPP in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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