Ana Assis is an intern at the ISDP’s Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs. She is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil). Prior to joining ISDP, Ana Assis was a research intern at The National Maritime Foundation (India), guest researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden) and conducted research funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense. Her research interests are military equipment spending, arms industry, Indo-Pacific and NATO countries.