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Aidan Milliff is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an affiliate of the Security Studies Program, and a 2016-7 MIT Presidential Fellow. His work focuses on political violence, emotions and decision making in violence, the political effects of trauma, and South Asian politics.

Before MIT, Aidan was a James C. Gaither Junior Fellow in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he worked on projects studying nuclear deterrence in South Asia, the military balance in South Asia, and domestic state capacity and governance in India.