Comment and analysis

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 finance, 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 policy
The Diplomat, 28 December 2014

Putting Hong Kong in historical context
The 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 policy
The Hill, 29 July 2014

The geopolitics of Sino-Russian rapprochement
The 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 rights
Green Futures, 4 September 2013

The problem with the Chagos Islands,, 25 July 2013