I am a British, freelance political journalist and analyst based between the Czech Republic and the UK, covering European politics and foreign affairs, EU-Asia relations and Southeast Asian politics.
I am Southeast Asia Columnist for The Diplomat, for which I write a weekly column, and a correspondent for Asia Times. Also, I am a visiting fellow at Future Forum, a Phnom Penh-based think-tank.
My articles have also appeared in the Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post, Forbes, World Politics Review, Visegrad Insight, Southeast Asia Globe, the EU-Asia Centre, and others. I was formerly a reporter at the Southeast Asia Globe and editor of Focus ASEAN. I served as president of the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia between 2018 and 2019.
I was previously based in Cambodia (2014-2019), reporting on Asian politics and economics. Before that, I was based in Nicaragua (2013-2014), covering Central American affairs.
In Asia, my reporting trips include Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and East Timor, while I report from across Europe. I covered the 2017 and 2018 elections in Cambodia, as well as elections in Malaysia and East Timor, while I covered the Trump-Kim Peace Talks from Hanoi in early 2019. The stories I broke include Chinese attempts to build a naval base in Cambodia; lobbying contracts by Cambodia’s main opposition party; and lobbying deal between a Vietnamese military conglomerate and the Trump team.
I have also been a political and risk consultant for a number of years, providing reports for Control Risks, Access Asia Consulting, the Media Development Investment Fund and the Diplomat Risk Intelligence unit, amongst others.