Stanly Johny is the international affairs editor at The Hindu. He is a regular contributor on geopolitics to The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line and Frontline. His first book, The ISIS Caliphate: From Syria to the Doorsteps of India, was brought out by Bloomsbury India in 2018. He has contributed several chapters to edited volumes on Indian foreign policy and geopolitics, including India National Security Annual Review -2016-17. His writings and analyses have been featured in global think tank forums such as The Middle East Institute (Washington DC), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore) and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (New Delhi), and other media outlets including Russia Today, Economic and Political Weekly, Business Standard, The Gulf Today, and TV18. He has reported for The Hindu group from several parts of the world such as Moscow, Washington DC, Montgomery, Seoul, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Amman, Singapore, Brussels and Luxembourg. A PhD in West Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Stanly teaches critical international issues at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, and is a visiting scholar at Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram.