Hillary Briffa is an affiliate of ‘A Westphalia for the Middle East’ laboratory for world construction. She is currently reading for a doctorate in War Studies at King’s College London (KCL), focusing on small states and Grand Strategy. At KCL she teaches on the undergraduate Grand Strategy module, and serves as Programme Administrator for the Anglo-American Maymester programme between KCL and the Clements Centre for History, Strategy and Statecraft at the University of Texas. Previously, she attained a First Class Honours degree in International Relations from the University of Malta and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from KCL. She serves as Youth Ambassador to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe for Malta, conducts research for FromOverHere strategic consultancy, and has recently completed an internship at the Malta High Commission to the UK.