International Fellows

SFS International Fellows are national security experts from around the world, shaping the public debate and producing leading research and analysis on transnational threats. They provide tacit knowledge of the particular security situations in their home countries and regions, contributing to SFS’s unique bottom-up, on-the-ground perspective and global analysis.

International Fellows contribute to our Global Dispatch, a unique publication providing data and analysis of a variety of security challenges faced by free societies and their advocates worldwide. Through their local knowledge and expertise, International Fellows play a significant role in enhancing the global understanding of international events and crisis, bringing their insight and analysis to policymakers and the public in the United States and abroad.


Candice Malcolm

International Fellow for Canada

Candice Malcolm is an International Fellow with the Center for a Secure Free Society, based in Canada, where she contributes research papers and helps spearhead an initiative exploring the future of North America. She is also the founder of the True North Initiative –  an independent, nonprofit research and educational organization in Canada that seeks to champion sound immigration and security policies for the 21st century.

Malcolm is a journalist and best-selling author who frequently writes on issues related to immigration and security policy. She writes a nationally-syndicated column for the Toronto Sun, which appears in over 100 newspapers across Canada, and is a frequent guest on radio and political affairs shows. Candice is a contributor to The Rebel Media and she contributes essays and policy papers to various publications, including the Manning Centre’s C2C Journal and Policy Options.

Candice is the author of two best-selling books, Generation Screwed and Losing True North, and a frequent speaker at universities, conferences and events across North America.

Prior to SFS, Candice completed a fellowship in Washington, DC with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. She has been a strategist and advisor to the Wildrose Party in Alberta, press secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in Ottawa, and the director of research at Sun Media. Candice also served as the Ontario director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, where she was the chief policy architect and spokesperson for the CTF in Ontario, authored several policy papers and reports, and testified multiple times before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at Queen’s Park.


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Dardo López-Dolz

International Fellow for Peru

Dardo López-Dolz is an SFS International Fellow, based in Lima, Peru. A former Vice Minister of the Interior for Peru, Mr. López-Dolz is currently the President of PKS Consultores, a Peruvian company that advises and researches peacekeeping solutions for major multinational firms.

During his career as a consultant, Mr. López-Dolz has negotiated on behalf of the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement and has also been a guest speaker for the National Defense University, the US Embassy in Lima, and the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C., among other institutions. In 2015, Mr. López-Dolz testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere about Iran and Hezbollah’s influence in Latin America.

As a staff editor for El Montonero, Mr. López-Dolz writes a weekly column and has also appeared in Peru 21Correo, El Comercio, and a series of other major newspapers in the country. He is also a regular commentator on various TV networks and radio stations in Peru on security, antiterrorism, counternarcotics, intelligence, and social conflicts.

Mr. López-Dolz is an adjunct professor at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Peru, and has previously taught the Peruvian Armed Forces at the Escuela Superior de Inteligencia del Ejército (Army) and the Escuela de Guerra Naval (Navy). With a degree from La Inmaculada, Mr. López-Dolz graduated with a law degree from the University Pontificia Católica in Peru and obtained an MBA from Piura University.


Ricardo Neeb

International Fellow for Chile

Ricardo E. Neeb is an SFS International Fellow, based in Santiago, Chile. Having served twelve years in Chile’s National Intelligence Agency (Agencia Nacional de Inteligencia-ANI), including four years as the chief of the counterintelligence division, Mr. Neeb has a distinguished career within Chile’s intelligence community.

During his tenure at ANI, Mr. Neeb ran the unit responsible for critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He now works in the private sector providing security of critical infrastructure for the largest utility company in Chile, Compañia General de Electricidad (CGE).

Mr. Neeb combines technical expertise with field experience to be one of the leading counter-proliferation experts in South America. He provides regular lectures at various seminars throughout Latin America and is a professor of Defense Studies at the Political Science Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Fluent in four languages (Spanish, English, German, and Portuguese), Mr. Neeb was a Naval Engineer at the Universidad Austral de Chile and also earned a Master’s of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.Eng) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.



Evgueni Novikov

International Fellow for Russia & Central Asia 

Evgueni Novikov, Ph. D. is an expert on Russia and Central Asia, as well as the Persian Gulf region.  Born in Kyrgyzstan to Russian parents, Dr. Novikov became fluent in Arabic and developed extensive on-the-ground experience in Islamic countries.  He received his Master’s degree in “Business and Foreign Trade in the Gulf States” from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and later received his doctorate on “The Politics and Economics of Arab Countries” from the Moscow Institute of Social Sciences.

With his combined education and experience, Dr. Novikov became a top expert on Islamic affairs for the Politburo of the Soviet Union.  His responsibilities ranged from instructing senior members of Islamic terrorist organizations on the theory and practice of socialism to advising Arab leaders on political affairs, international relations and trade issues.

Following his defection to the United States in 1988, Dr. Novikov served on the faculty of the U.S. Naval War College and of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He also served as an instructor for pro-democracy leaders from the then-newly independent nations of Central Asia.  Dr. Novikov was a broadcaster at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in charge of National Security programs and was later the Director of the International Terrorism project at the Jamestown Foundation.  He has written authoritatively and extensively on Central Asia and the Arab world, Islamic terrorism, Soviet and post-Soviet politics and foreign policy, and is the author of a number of articles and books, including: Central Asian Responses to Radical Islam published by the American Foreign Policy Council in 2006.

As a former professor at the Marshall Center, Dr. Novikov mentored several students from Central Asia and has helped them in their professional and personal development.  As a testament to Dr. Novikov’s leadership, some of his former Central Asian students are now influential officials in their home countries.  As of 2013, Dr. Novikov is a Senior Fellow for Russia and Central Asia at the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS).