Long Reads

Why Trump Shouldn't Weaken US Sanctions on Russia. The Lowy Interpreter. December, 2016. 

In this two part piece for The Lowy Institute for International Policy's Interpreter, I explore the broader impact of the US sanctions on Russia - imposed as a response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea - and argue that they are essential in keeping Vladimir Putin's empire building in check. Read Part 1 <here> and Part 2 <here>. 


Speech: Choosing Opportunity - How Bold Policymaking Can Overcome Australia's Populist Revival. October, 2016.

In September 2016, Australia’s Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten launched a McKell Institute policy document, Choosing Opportunity, authored by myself and Professor Richard Holden of Harvard University & UNSW. I addressed an audience about the report, and how the ideas within it can help overcome the relentless march of contemporary Western populism, in October, 2016.