Comment and analysis

Shinzo Abe Wants The U.S. To Promise To Defend Taiwan. That’s A Mistake19FortyFive, 19 April 2022
The United States wants a denuclearized North Korea, but is not willing to pay for it, with Meriel Hahn, The International Spectator (blog), 13 April 2022
NATO And The West Won’t Fight World War III For Ukraine – Not Now, Not Ever19FortyFive, 2 April 2022
Can America Wage A Cold War Against Russia And China?19FortyFive, 31 March 2022
Madeleine Albright saw US as an ‘indispensable nation’ and NATO expansion eastward as essentialThe Conversation US, 24 March 2022
The Next Russia Crisis: What Happens To Belarus?, 19FortyFive, 11 March 2022
Compromising with bad actors on the world stage is hard, but vitalStars and Stripes, 9 March 2022
Russia’s War On Ukraine: What Does Putin Hope To Achieve?19FortyFive, 24 February 2022
Britain’s ownership of the Chagos islands has no basis, Mauritius is right to claim themThe Conversation – Africa, 20 February 2022
Mauritians Want to Reclaim the Chagos Islands. President Biden Should Support ThemThe Diplomat, 15 February 2022
The U.S. Cannot Deliver a Europe ‘Whole and Free’—Only Europeans Can, Newsweek, 14 February 2022
Finlandization: How To Stop Russia From Invading Ukraine?19FortyFive, 11 February 2022
Josh Hawley Urges Restraint Over Ukraine. On China? Not So Much.19FortyFive, 4 February 2022
The Crisis Over Ukraine Proves Europe’s Security Architecture Is Broken19FortyFive, 28 January 2022
US academics stand by ‘scorched earth’ destruction of TSMC assets if China invades Taiwan,  with Jared Morgan McKinney, Taiwan News, 30 December 2021
Why U.S. Politicians Blame China For Everything-And Why It’s A Mistake19FortyFive, 12 April 2021
Reject Trump’s China views to protect US health, USA Today, 29 January 2021
Telling the Truth about Trump, SOURCE, 13 January 2021
Want a Rules-Based Order for the Indo-Pacific? Start with Diego GarciaThe Diplomat, 8 January 2021
Biden needs to take the Wayne Gretzky approach to foreign policyBusiness Insider, 6 December 2020
Foreign policy priorities for Sen.-elect Hickenlooper, Daily Camera, 12 November 2020
Decolonise Diego Garcia: Why America should not fear Mauritius, Lowy Interpreter, 14 July 2020
Diego Garcia: China will NOT be allowed in! British overseas base safe from BeijingDaily Express, 3 July 2020
How the Hong Kong Crisis Could Reset U.S.-China Relations, Newsweek, 15 June 2020
The Hong Kong Crisis and the Future of US-China Relations, RealClearPublicAffairs, 5 June 2020
The New U.S.-China Interdependence, RealClearPublicAffairs, 30 April 2020
Trump Is the Wrong Sort of Anti-Internationalist, RealClearPublicAffairs, 20 April 2020
The Coming Tug of War Over America’s China Policy, RealClearPublicAffairs, 19 March 2020
To Stop Being an Imperial Power, America’s Leaders Need to Stop Thinking Like One, RealClearPublicAffairs, 4 March 2020
The Foreign Policy Debate in the Wake of Soleimani’s Killing, RealClearPublicAffairs, 29 January 2020
Beware a Trump Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, RealClearPublicAffairs, 5 December 2019
Confusion, Unforced Errors, and the Costs of Having No Strategy, RealClearWorld, 5 December 2019
Restraint and the Rise of China, RealClearWorld, 22 October 2019
Can a Colonial Treaty Soundly Defend Hong Kong’s Freedoms?, ChinaFile, 20 September 2019
Will Dysfunctional Politics Finally End the American Century?, with Peter Trubowitz, Chatham House, 16 May 2019
Greenwashing the garrison state, OUP Academic blog, 4 March 2018
Why China Will Divide British Politics, Before and After BrexitWorld Politics Review, 15 February 2018
What does Brexit mean for the Arab Gulf states? Gulf State Analytics, 11 July 2017 [republished by IndraStra Global, 12 July 2017; and Eurasia Review, 13 July 2017]
Tolerating opposing viewpoints is important for sustaining a diverse campusRocky Mountain Collegian, 20 April 2017
Donald Trump and Washington’s Arab Gulf allies, Gulf State Analytics, 7 March 2017 [republished by Eurasia Review,  7 March 2017; and Fair Observer, 17 March 2017]
America’s role in the world 75 years after Pearl Harbor, The Conversation, 6 December 2016 [republished by the Houston Chronicle and Salon, 7 December 2016]
What Theresa May could teach America’s next president about leading a divided country, The Conversation, 7 November 2016 [republished by U.S. News & World Report, 7 November 2016]
Jeremy Corbyn cannot fulfil his constitutional role as Leader of the Opposition, Democratic Audit UK (LSE blog), 18 July 2016 [republished on the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog, 5 August 2016]
With Brexit, new challenges for U.S. grand strategy, The Conversation, 24 June 2016 [republished by The New Republic, 24 June 2016]
Brexit – Views from the USLexisNexis – Continental Shift: Brexit & the Law, 2016
Celebrating political diversity at Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain Collegian, 4 May 2016
The plight of the Chagos Islanders shows the dark side of the US-UK special relationship, USApp – American Politics and Policy (LSE blog), 22 April 2016
George W. Bush’s national security legacy is the ultimate sacred cow—that’s why Donald Trump is going after it, USApp – American Politics and Policy (LSE blog), 19 February 2016 [republished by Newsweek, 20 February 2016]
The Future of U.S.-Saudi Relations, Gulf State Analytics, 12 February 2016 [republished in Defence Journal 19, no. 8 (March 2016): 69-71; and online at PoliTact, 13 March 2016]
Donald Trump is illiberal but he is not un-American, USApp – American Politics and Policy (LSE blog), 11 January 2016 [republished by Newsweek, 11 January 2016; and by the Dahrendorf Forum, 26 January 2016]
Why Jeremy Corbyn must look beyond the politics of austerity, Left Foot Forward, 6 October 2015
A sectional Labour party would consign itself to permanent minority status, New Statesman, 29 July 2015
Nepal: Britain’s friend in need,, 1 May 2015
Debt and defiance, Euro Daily, 28 April 2015
The party (still) decidesThe Hill, 26 March 2015
Righting a wrong: How to restore decency to the British Indian Ocean Territory,, 18 February 2015
Minsk summit on Ukraine: Great power politics, local realities, (Canadian International Council/Conseil International du Canada), 11 February 2015
LDP hegemony and the future of Japanese foreign policyThe Diplomat, 28 December 2014
Putting Hong Kong in historical contextThe Diplomat, 11 October 2014
Finding a solution for Ukraine: Who’d want to be a buffer state?, (Canadian International Council/Conseil International du Canada), 8 October 2014
Perry, Paul and foreign policyThe Hill, 29 July 2014
The geopolitics of Sino-Russian rapprochementThe Diplomat, 11 July 2014
Getting away with it: How governments sew up foreign policies in advance, e-International Relations, 13 June 2014
For 50 years the UK government has shown little regard for the human rights of the indigenous population of the British Indian Ocean Territory, Democratic Audit UK (LSE blog), 10 April 2014
Indian foreign policy: The Cold War lingers, with Andrew J. Stravers, The Diplomat, 24 March 2014
Britain’s role in the world: Beyond Europe versus America, British American Security Information Council (BASIC) blog, 25 November 2013
A close call for international law, (Canadian International Council/Conseil International du Canada), 15 October 2013
Implications of the Syria vote: How Britain goes to war (or not),, 11 September 2013
Chagos Islands: Conserving natural resources demands attention to human rightsGreen Futures, 4 September 2013
The problem with the Chagos Islands,, 25 July 2013
Choosing sea slugs over human beings: Miliband’s ethical foreign policy?, LabourList, 4 April 2010
Let them return: human rights should be Gordon’s legacy in Chagos, LabourList, 4 February 2010