M. Rifqi Muna, Ph.D.

Dr. Muna completed Ph.D. in Defense & Security Analysis at Cranfield University at Royal Military College of Science (RMCS), United Kingdom, and MA in Defense Studies from the Australian Defense Force Academy (ADFA). Before joining UIII, he had a 30-year career with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) focusing on policy research on international security. He has been extensively involved in policy development and consultations with the Indonesian government and CSOs. His works include Papua: Conflict Sensitive Approach (Jakarta: Prime Advisory & ROOTS, 2020), Cooperation of Indian Ocean Region: Indonesian Maritime Perspectives (National Working Committee Indian Ocean Academic Group (IORAG) LIPI, 2018), and “Securitization of Translational Crime in Indonesia: Small Arms and Light Weapons” (in Mely Caballero-Anthony, et al. Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Dilemma of Securitization. Ashgate, 2006).