Recent publications by the author of Geopolitical Conflict:


Rising Violence in Thailand’s ‘Deep South’ Exposes Cracks in the Junta’s Strategy

1 August 2017, World Politics Review


Mindanao Conflict Risks Spike in Southeast Asia Piracy

27 July 2017, Geopolitical Monitor


Dokdo-Takeshima Islands: South Korea And Japan’s Intractable Maritime Dispute

21 July 2017, Eurasia Review


Laos: Decades after America’s ‘Secret War’, Unexploded Bombs still hinder Development 

18 July 2017, Asian Correspondent


Japan’s Nuclear Dilemma: The Search for Energy Security Post-Fukushima 

11 April 2017, Asian Correspondent 


Despite his tough talk, the Philippines’ Duterte faces long odds against Abu Sayyaf 

2 February 2017, World Politics Review


An economic success story: how Vietnam became Southeast Asia’s top performer 

31 January 2017, Asian Correspondent


Is Myanmar on the path to Genocide? 

18 January 2017, The Diplomat


Myanmar: Ground Zero for China-India Energy Competiton 

31 October 2016, Geopolitical Monitor


Is Climate Change Driving Conflict in the Middle East? 

29 October 2016, International Policy Digest


Japan stands firm on Senkaku Islands in East China Sea 

16 September 2016, Geopolitical Monitor


Central Asia’s Oil and Gas Now Flows to the East 

18 August 2016, The Diplomat


East Asia’s State-led Search for Energy Security

23 July 2016, The Diplomat


China’s Maritime Diplomacy leaves ASEAN divided on the South China Sea 

18 July 2016, International Policy Digest


The Troubled History of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula 

31 May 2016, International Policy Digest


The Shifting Drivers of Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Secularism, Islamism, Nationalism 

23 May 2016, Eurasia Review


US-Vietnam Rapprochement Fast-tracked amid South China Sea Dispute 

18 May 2016, Geopolitical Monitor


Niger Delta: A Region Cursed by Oil Politics 

9 May 2016, Geopolitical Monitor


Colombia on the Verge of Historic FARC Peace Deal 

20 March 2016, Geopolitical Monitor


Myanmar: Challenges Ahead as New Parliament Begins Work 

3 March 2016, Geopolitical Monitor


Backgrounder: Boko Haram 

24 January 2016, Geopolitical Monitor