Mahika Sri Krishna is a student at Sciences Po university, Paris, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in International Security and Diplomacy at the Paris School of International Affairs. She has a bachelor’s degree from the same university, for which she undertook the Europe – Asia programme focusing on economics, history, law and international affairs pertaining to the Eurasian landmass. Her course included a year of exchange at the University of Milan, where she studied political science and history. Ms. Sri Krishna has gained valuable professional experience at the Chennai Centre for China Studies, where she conducted in-depth research on China, with a particular focus on issues pertaining to India. There she worked on research projects under the mentorship of the former Indian Ambassadors to Russia, China and Kuwait. Some of Ms. Sri Krishna’s additional research interests include the Sino-Russian comprehensive engagement, as well as South and East Asian regional security issues.