Diplomat Risk Intelligence


Chief Executive Officer and Publisher

James Pach

James Pach is the CEO of Diplomat Media Inc. and Publisher of The Diplomat. Editor-in-Chief of The Diplomat from 2013-2016, he is also the founder and CEO of MHT Corporation, one of Japan’s largest language services providers, and was president of the former Australia-Japan Business Association. With a background in finance and economics, he writes on the Japanese economy.

Director of Research

Abhijnan Rej

Abhijnan Rej is Director of Research at Diplomat Risk Intelligence. His areas of expertise include Asian geopolitics, India’s defense policy, emerging technologies, and geopolitical risk. He was previously a Senior Fellow in the Strategic Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Rej also has significant professional experience as a quantitative researcher in academia and the private sector.

Research Analysts

Malvika Rajeev

Malvika Rajeev is Research Analyst at Diplomat Risk Intelligence. Her work focuses on conducting statistical analysis of economic, demographic, and public health data, along with data visualization. She has worked as a graduate statistics instructor at UC Berkeley, where she also received her Master's.

Rushali Saha

Rushali Saha is Research Analyst at Diplomat Risk Intelligence. Previously, she served as a Research Associate at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Jadavpur University. She graduated first in her class from the same university with an undergraduate degree in political science.

Design and Website

Pakpoom Fungtaweesrivilai

Pakpoom Fungtaweesrivilai is a designer based out of Tokyo, Japan. He has a BA in Journalism from Bangkok University and Associate of Applied Arts from the Art Institute of Seattle.

Stefan Yanku

Stefan Yanku is a designer and web developer based out of Zurich, Switzerland.