Saman Rizwan is a UK-based independent analyst and frequently writes on politics, gender, and environment. She holds a Master's degree in International Relations from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, Singapore. As a journalist and commentator, she frequently writes about international politics, technology, human rights and gender-based violence, for publications like South China Morning Post, The Diplomat, The Nation, Forbes, and Newsweek. She has reported from Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. She is a former researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Contemporary Research.