Punsara Amarasinghe is a Ph.D. researcher at the institute of law and politics at Scuola Superiore Sant Anna in Pisa, Italy. Punsara holds a one-year research fellowship at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia and holds an LL.M in international law from the South Asian University in New Delhi. Punsara is particularly interested in post-Soviet studies and the politics of Russia. He regularly contributes to Modern Diplomacy, Countercurrents and Foreign Policy News and he has provided two working papers to Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Israel. His academic interests include the Russian approach to international law, TWAIL and the history of international relations.