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Derek Verbakel is a Researcher at the IPCS' Centre for Internal and Regional Security (IReS). His research interests relate to how security is interpreted, represented, and practiced. This includes relationships between processes of identity construction and political violence, discursive dimensions of security policies, and links between war-making and state-making. With a focus on West and South Asia, he works on issues at the intersections of security, conflict, and development. Previously, he has undertaken research and fundraising for London-based international NGOs. He holds an MSc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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