Dr. Asyura Salleh is the Co-Founder of the Global Awareness & Impact Alliance (GAIA). She is also an Adjunct non-Resident Vasey Research Fellow for the Pacific Forum, and the Special Advisor on Maritime Security for the Yokosuka Council on Asia Pacific Affairs (YCAPS). Her policy experience lies in her work for the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme, Stable Seas, and Brunei Prime Minister's Officer. Dr. Asyura has a research interest in maritime security in the Asia Pacific, with a focus on transnational maritime crime and maritime governance. Dr. Asyura gained a Masters in War Studies from King’s College London and earned a doctorate in International Relations from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Singapore.