Laura Schuurmans

Laura Schuurmans is an independent writer specializing in the Kashmir conflict. For more than a decade she has been actively working on international security issues in the wider Asian region and she has published a number of articles, research papers and book chapters. Her prime focus has always been the Kashmir conflict. From 2011-2013 she followed a postgraduate programme at the prestigious School of International Studies at Peking University, China. Based in Jakarta where she has lived for more than two decades, she has actively witnessed the development of political Islam in one of the world’s most populated Muslim nations which has provided her with a more in-depth understanding of the interplay between issues of international security and religion.