Kristian Rivera

Kristian Rivera is a final-year political science student at Saint Columban College. He achieved the remarkable feat of publishing his inaugural review paper in the Journal for Global Peace and Security Studies, Volume 3, in 2022. His essay was also included in Issue 4 of the Bangsamoro Literary Review in 2023. He serves as a Counterterrorism Fellow at Rise to Peace and a Research Intern at the Russian International Affairs Council, the Pacific Forum, and the Middle East Forum. Currently, he is a legal intern at the Ildefonso and Sumalinog Law Office, based in Pagadian City, Philippines. Kristian is also an alumnus of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. At NAOC, he is part of the coveted program as a Junior Research Fellow. Kristian Rivera’s interest is marked by a deep commitment to finding resolute answers to social problems in the fields of terrorism, peace, security, and international relations. Send me leads or tips at