The Review of International Conflict and Security was established in 2018 to empower undergraduate research and writing in the area of foreign policy and security studies. The founders of RICS recognized that the increasing complexity of global affairs demands greater attention and action from the next generation of young leaders.

RICS aims to broaden readers’ understanding of foreign affairs, inspire undergraduate writing and research, and deepen connections between members and Berkeley faculty. 

Meet the Team

Alexander Casendino

Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Alex is a senior majoring in political science with a specialization in international relations. His research and interests within international security studies primarily revolve around counterterrorism and violent non-state actors in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Alex recently interned within the Department of State’s Counterterrorism Bureau and with Valens Global, where he supported the development of an AI-based platform analyzing terrorist trends. He currently serves as an undergraduate researcher on a Minerva project with the UC Berkeley Political Science Department.

Chance Boreczky

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Chance Boreczky is a senior majoring in political science and history, focusing his studies on Eastern Europe, arms control, and international law. He has interned with the Department of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance. Chance currently serves as a Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator for UC Berkeley and remains a staff writer for the World Section of the Berkeley Political Review.