Mr Joseph Byrne
Mr Joseph Byrne is a Research Intern at Project Alpha. Joe is currently studying his MA in Intelligence and International Security at King’s College London focusing on open source intelligence and non-proliferation issues.
Joe has previously worked for NGO’s in Brussels focusing on European policy as-well as research experience at the European Council on Foreign Relations, a London based think tank.
Mr Martin Everett
Mr Martin Everett is a Research Intern at Project Alpha. Mr Everett is currently studying a part-time MA in Science and Security at King’s College London Department of War Studies, with research interests in nuclear and chemical weapons proliferation, missile defence, hypersonic weapons, and state radiological warfare programs.
Mr Everett holds an M.Phys in Physics from the University of St Andrews and has engaged in experimental research on ultracooling of atoms and molecules, quantum computing, and testing of components for the Large Hadron Collider’s Compact Muon Solenoid detector.
Ms Danielle Johnston
Ms Danielle Johnston’s research interests at Project Alpha include Middle East security and proliferation networks. Ms Johnston is currently completing an MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies in the Middle East Department of King’s College London. She has a background in public sector analysis and holds a BA in International Relations and a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies from the Australian National University.
Mr Dhia Muhsin
Dhia Muhsin is an Intern with Project Alpha researching proliferation networks in the Middle East and North Africa. Before starting, Mr Muhsin founded and led the King’s College London Middle East and North Africa Forum in 2016 where he organised a string of panel events focusing on security issues in MENA. Concurrently, he was also a Junior Researcher at the Anglo Iraqi Studies Centre where he examined Iraqi defense issues and has also consulted on security issues in the Middle East for members of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His primary research focuses are on strategic forces and deterrence, with reference to weapons of mass destruction.
Mr Muhsin holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from King’s College London’s Department of War Studies where his undergraduate dissertation examined the construction of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic doctrine in Iraq and Syria since 2011. Continuing his studies at the Department, he is currently studying for a Master of Arts in War Studies. Mr Muhsin speaks English and is fluent in Arabic and French.
Ms Laura Salakari
Ms Laura Salakari is a Research Intern at Project Alpha starting from October 2017. Her research interests focus on East Asian Security, particularly on the stability of the Korean Peninsula, and consequently on the North Korean nuclear programme and its nuclear stand-off with the rest of the world. Her background is in general international relations and political science theory by virtue of her previous studies.
Ms Salakari holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. She is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Non-Proliferation and International Security at King’s College London, projected to graduate in 2019. Besides English, she also speaks Finnish and Korean.