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Elliot Brennan

Elliot Brennan

Elliot Brennan is a non-resident research fellow with the Institute for Security and Development Policy (Sweden). He is the Southeast Asia analyst for the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter (Australia), a contributing analyst at Wikistrat, and a non-resident WSD-Handa fellow with Pacific Forum CSIS (USA). He regularly presents policy advice to governments in Europe and Asia and contributes to policy workshops and academic conferences.

On an ad hoc basis he acts as a political commentator with international media, previously with The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Financial Times, BBC World Service, Sky News, amongst others. In recent years, Elliot has led policy planning workshops with the German Foreign Office, led Track 1.5/Track 2 dialogues and roundtables in Asia, acted as advisor to the former prime minister of Somalia, lectured at Yangon University and Otago Foreign Policy School, and has been a panelist at conferences such as the German Marshal Fund’s India Trilateral Forum. His areas of research include conflict analysis, crisis management and resource security.

Follow him on Twitter @elliotbrennan

Australia’s Worldview, Minus the Spin
August 26, 2015
Australia’s Worldview, Minus the Spin
Is Australia moving out of the “slipstream” of power?
Australia’s Worldview, Minus the Spin
China’s Strengthening Position on Rare Earths
July 09, 2015
China’s Strengthening Position on Rare Earths
Did China just win the long-game on rare earth metals?
China’s Strengthening Position on Rare Earths
Lowy Poll: Terrorism Not China Australia’s Biggest Concern
July 02, 2015
Lowy Poll: Terrorism Not China Australia’s Biggest Concern
Only 24 percent of Australians feel “very safe” in their country.
Lowy Poll: Terrorism Not China Australia’s Biggest Concern
In Terror Fight, Australia Debates Revoking Citizenship
June 08, 2015
In Terror Fight, Australia Debates Revoking Citizenship
A controversial proposal would strip would-be terrorists of citizenship. Will that help?
In Terror Fight, Australia Debates Revoking Citizenship
Australia Speaks Plainly on the South China Sea
May 29, 2015
Australia Speaks Plainly on the South China Sea
The country’s defense officials make their strongest statements yet on the disputes.
Australia Speaks Plainly on the South China Sea
Budgets, Diplomacy and Australia’s Foreign Aid
May 24, 2015
Budgets, Diplomacy and Australia’s Foreign Aid
Australian diplomacy is going through an “unsettled period.”
Budgets, Diplomacy and Australia’s Foreign Aid
East Timor’s ‘Poet Warrior’ Steps Down
February 11, 2015
East Timor’s ‘Poet Warrior’ Steps Down
Xanana Gusmao has resigned as prime minister.
East Timor’s ‘Poet Warrior’ Steps Down
Death Sentences & Diplomacy: Australia’s Strained Indonesia Ties
February 05, 2015
Death Sentences & Diplomacy: Australia’s Strained Indonesia Ties
Incompatible attitudes towards recreational drugs complicates Australian diplomacy in the region.
Death Sentences & Diplomacy: Australia’s Strained Indonesia Ties
PNG: The World’s Biggest Grower in 2015?
January 14, 2015
PNG: The World’s Biggest Grower in 2015?
Forecasts that have Papua New Guinea’s economy surging this year seem to be missing a few problems.
PNG: The World’s Biggest Grower in 2015?
Lessons from the Sydney Hostage Siege
December 17, 2014
Lessons from the Sydney Hostage Siege
Rushing to fit lone wolf attacks into prevailing narratives is a mistake.
Lessons from the Sydney Hostage Siege
Australia Needs a Foreign Policy Vision
December 15, 2014
Australia Needs a Foreign Policy Vision
The Abbott government must break Australia’s “provincial reflex” in foreign policy.
Australia Needs a Foreign Policy Vision
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