Reva Bhalla is a leading expert on Middle Eastern, South Asian and Latin American affairs and plays an integral role in applying a forward-looking, strategic lens to Stratfor's coverage of global events. She oversees country assessments, monitors major geopolitical trends and ensures that all Stratfor content fits within the established analytical framework.
Bhalla is a prominent speaker, regularly addressing organizations around the world, from large financial institutions to agricultural and real estate investment groups. She has delivered executive briefings to investors, business leaders and the U.S. defense and intelligence community and has been published in numerous foreign affairs journals, including The Journal of International Security Affairs.
Her focus on global issues takes her all over the world, including Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Poland. She has been featured in numerous newspapers and broadcasts, including Bloomberg, CNN, The Associated Press, NPR, Time magazine, Al Jazeera English, FOX News, Haaretz, The New York Times, The Hindustan Times, Agencia Estado, Xinhua, Veja and Business Week.
She has a master's degree from the Security Studies Program of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Texas.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Middle East
- South Asia
- Latin America
- Iran-Hezbollah-Syria Nexus
- Al Qaeda
- Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- Gulf Cooperation Council countries
- Russia's influence on the Middle East
- Iran's presence in Latin America