I am from country A and am studying in country B. A researcher from country C would like to collaborate with me. However, my home country (country A) has poor (hostile) relations with the researcher's country (country C). I'm concerned that if I accept this collaboration offer, which will be done in country B, I may get into serious trouble when I return home (should officials in my home country realize what I've done).
I do not want to lose this offer, as it may result in a paper which would be helpful for my career. Is there a way that I could use a pseudonym on any paper but still be able to claim authorship in the future when applying for jobs?
I am a PhD student and I do not care if I don't get the credit of the possible paper when I get retired in coming decades! I just need it for my first post doc position. I hoped others who had similar situation would write about their experience. I am sure I am not the first person in country A who is in this situation.
I hoped that I might use a fake name but use my original ORCID ID, so that when needed I can expose the paper in my profile for a limited time. I also thought that a recommendation letter from the coauthors would be good too even if I choose not be a coauthor of the paper.