Policy Writing

Policy essays, op-eds, and published commentaries

“How North Koreans’ Enterprise Keeps the Country Afloat,” Foreign Policy, October 2017.

“How North Korea Keeps its Economy Humming Despite the Sanctions,” South China Morning Post, 24 September 2017.

“New Sanctions Spark a China-North Korea Diplomatic Row,” The Lowy Interpreter, 11 August 2017.

“How Black Market Entrepreneurs Thrive in North Korea,” Sydney Morning Herald (online), 26 April 2017.

“North Korea in the Global Economy and the Role of the United Nations,” The Lowy Interpreter, 2 February 2017.

Amateurism: The new terrorist strategy,” RSIS Commentary, no. 018/2015, 26 January 2015, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore.

New pattern of lone-wolf attacks calls for recalibrated response,” op-ed in Courier-Mail (Adelaide), 16 December 2014.

China’s counterproductive counterterrorism policies,” e-International Relations, 8 October 2014.

Chinese government caught flatfooted by separatist attack,” East Asia Forum, East Asia Bureau of Economic Research/Australian National University, 11 March 2014.

North Korea risky business for Chinese investors,” (with Yaohui Wang) East Asia Forum, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research/Australian National University, January 10, 2014.

China: the recurrence of ethnic tensions in Xinjiang,” East Asia Forum, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research/Australian National University, April 6, 2012.

“Airport full-body slam hurts civilians, not terrorists,” op-ed in The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), August 3, 2011.

“Threats from the Periphery: The Challenge of Terrorists, Smugglers, and Pirates in Southeast Asia’s Border Regions,” essay for the National Asia Research Program, National Bureau for Asian Research, Seattle, WA, June 2010.

“Border Fictions and Realities,” op-ed in AsiaViews, a Southeast Asian public affairs magazine, January 2010.

“Obama must choose wisely in al-Qaida fight,” op-ed in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 16, 2008.

“Cognitive Reform of the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” in Brad Glosserman (ed.), ” Fighting the Spread of WMD: Views from the Next Generation,” Issues and Insights, January 2006, Vol. 6, No. 4, Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum, Honolulu, HI.

“Warm and fuzzy feelings are greatly overrated: Decreasing the chance of conflict over Taiwan,” in Brad Glosserman (ed.), “New Views of Cross-Strait Challenges,” Issues and Insights, January 2006, Vol. 6, No. 3, Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum, Honolulu, HI.

“The AQ Khan Network, Geography, and Political Will,” in Brad Glosserman (ed.), “New Security Challenges and Opportunities in East Asia: Views from the Next Generation,” Issues and Insights, September 2005, Vol. 5, No. 7Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum, Honolulu, HI.

Reports

Nuclear Technology, Materials, and Knowledge Transfer Networks: Southeast Asia Brief (with Adam Stulberg and Philip Baxter), brief for MacArthur Foundation, October 2017. [Please email for copy]

Nuclear Technology, Materials, and Knowledge Transfer Networks: Middle East Brief (with Adam Stulberg and Philip Baxter), brief for MacArthur Foundation, March 2017. [Please email for copy]

Examining Subject Matter Networks of Tacit Knowledge Development: The Pakistan Nuclear Program Case Study (with Philip Baxter and Adam Stulberg), white paper for MacArthur Foundation, Atlanta: Georgia Institute of Technology, July 2016. [Please email for copy]

Technology, Materials, and Knowledge Transfer in Nuclear Proliferation Networks: Findings and Implications (with Adam Stulberg and Philip Baxter), white paper for MacArthur Foundation, Sydney: University of Sydney, December 2015. [Please email me if you would like a copy]

“Jemaah Islamiyah,” full-length article for FBI counterterrorism training manual, Combating Terrorism Center, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, January 2008.

China’s Environmental Security: Implications for US Interests and Military-to-Military Engagement, (with Lynn Yang and Alexandra Szczepanowska), October 1999, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, VA.

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