Marsha van der Krabben has a BA in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Portsmouth and is now specialising in International Security at the University of Groningen. She has volunteered in Argentina and Mexico, supporting local businesses. Her research interests range from nuclear proliferation and disarmament to securitisation and human rights. She has taken up employment with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs supporting the EU Presidency in Dublin 2013. She blogs at Conflict and Security.