About the author
I am a writer and researcher focusing on civil conflict and the politics of Southeast Asia, and have written for online publications including The Diplomat, World Politics Review, Asia Sentinel, Geopolitical Monitor, Asian Correspondent, Eurasia Review and the Japan Times. I have also researched on a freelance basis for Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). I previously studied an MA in International Relations at the University of Westminster and a BA in Human Geography at the University of Exeter.
About Asia Conflict Watch
Asia Conflict Watch is a blog providing in-depth news and analysis of armed conflict, terrorism and security-related trends in societies across Asia. I publish one in-depth feature focusing on a specific country or wider regional issue each month, with the aim of providing greater context to some of Asia’s more obscure conflicts and disputes.
The site also hosts a rolling ‘Conflict News’ page, featuring a select range of news and analysis on security-related events in Asia each month from trusted external sources.
In a saturated media environment in which conflict narratives are often simplified, this blog strives to offer more extensive analysis. Through more diverse reporting the issue of ‘media invisibility’ can be tackled: ‘forgotten conflicts’ can be made more visible, the parameters of debate can be extended, and new ways of thinking can emerge.
Note: The site was first established as a personal blog in 2015 and initially covered under-reported conflicts across all continents under the name Geopolitical Conflict. These articles are still available in the archives and further down the homepage. As of mid-2017 the blog was re-named Asia Conflict Watch, and has since focused solely on conflict in Asia.
The articles featured on Asia Conflict Watch are based on in-depth research from reliable academic and journalistic sources, and contain elements of the author’s own opinion based on this research. Both the author and Asia Conflict Watch do not represent or seek to reflect the views or position of any third-party organization or group.