Preeti Lourdes John

Preeti Lourdes John is a former Associate Editor (International Security) at Fair Observer. She is currently an Editorial and Production Editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. Previously, she has worked as a political and security researcher with Orkash Services and Observer Research Foundation. She has also worked extensively in the print media as an editor and correspondent. John holds a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Bristol, and also received a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Journalism. Her areas of interest include South Asia, the foreign and domestic policies of India, Indo-US relations, and US security and foreign policies.

Youth Must Be Prevented From Joining Terrorist Groups

May 16, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to psychologist and trauma responder Alice LoCicero. Shortly after brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were revealed as suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, Alice LoCicero learned that they had lived in her community and attended the same high school...

North Korea: A History of Belligerence

May 01, 2013

North Korea’s recent rhetoric is neither new nor surprising. While nuclear weapons in the hands of a volatile and irrational leader are cause for concern, it is unlikely that Pyongyang is on a suicide mission. 

Sri Lanka and India: Living with the Elephant in the Room

Dec 09, 2012

How the remains of the civil war influence the relationship between Sri Lanka-India. Bilateral relations between India and its southern neighbour, Sri Lanka, have traditionally been cordial and friendly with repetitive periods of underlying strain – offshoots of India’s failed intervention in the Lankan ethnic conflict. Despite momentary downward swings,...