Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
- Geopolitical, economic, strategic and security implications of large-scale environmental change
- How climate change might change borders and/or completely extinguish countries
- How climate change might alter global transportation systems and what that could mean economically and geostrategically
- New challenges to energy security
- Identification of nations/regions where environmental change is most likely to trigger conflict
- Military implications of environmental change
- Geopolitics in the Pacific
- Economic, political and social issues in the world's smallest countries and dependencies (including Monaco, Liechtenstein, Andorran, San Marino, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Maldives, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tonga, Nauru, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and others)
- Working with the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga on the Tonga Energy RoadMap (TERM)
- Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map (Palgrave).
- Studies with Chatham House on how environmental change could have major boundary, economic and security implications for Asia, the Pacific, the Arctic and elsewhere.
- Working with Manipal University, India, to incorporate environmental change-related awareness, research and innovation throughout all the university's departments, including Management, Engineering, Bio-Tech, Architecture, Medical and Communications.
- Working with SCMS, Kochi, India, on global change related research and projects.
- 'Washing Away Energy Security: The Vulnerability of Energy Infrastructure to Environmental Change', in International Handbook Of Energy Security, July 2013
- 'Shifting Bases, Shifting Perils: A Scoping Study on Security Implications of Climate Change in the OSCE Region and Beyond', Achim Maas et al, Berlin 2010, Adelphi Research with Chatham House and Cimera
- Sustainable Energy Security: Strategic Risks and Opportunities for Business, (contributor), Chatham House-Lloyd's 360 Risk Insight White Paper, June 2010
- Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises will Redraw the World Map, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
- The Vulnerability of Energy Infrastructure to Environmental Change, Chatham House Briefing Paper, April 2009
- UK National Security and Environmental Change, Policy Brief for the Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, April 2009
- A Fair Deal on Seabed Wealth: The Promise and Pitfalls of Article 82 on the Outer Continental Shelf, Chatham House Briefing Paper, February 2009
- How Climate Change is Pushing the Boundaries of Security and Foreign Policy, Chatham House Briefing Paper, June 2007
- Making Elephants Lighter on their Feet, with Tinh Dinh Le, The World Today, April 2012
- How New Zealand's Petty Politics Undermines Stability and Security in the Pacific, Huffington Post, February 2012
- Harvard Punishes Free Speech in India, Huffington Post, December 2011
- US Military Undermined by Environmental Change, Huffington Post, November 2011
- Weeding Out Corruption in India, Huffington Post, November 2011
- Roots of Corruption in India, Huffington Post, November 2011
- Roots of and Weeding out Corruption in India, The Other Side, November 2011
- Why Indian Corruption is a Global Security Concern, Huffington Post, August, 2011
- Rebuilding Sandcastles, The World Today, July 2011
- New Zealand Inquires Into the South Pacific (four part series on New Zealand policies in the South Pacific), Tonga Chronicle, January - March 2011: Part One; Part Two; Part Three; Part Four.
- US-Pacific Relations: Pacific-Minded, The World Today, April 2011
- Why We Build Nuclear Power Stations in Earthquake Zones, Huffington Post, March 2011
- 'WikiLeaks: New Zealand Sells Itself as "a more Pacific country" than Australia - And As Key to Pacific Security. US Buys It.', Huffington Post, December, 2010
- 'Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else', Huffington Post, November 2010
- 'Canada vs. the world: Canadian foreign policy faces a new global climate', Canadian Geographic, October 2010
- 'Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map', Huffington Post, June 2010
- Shifting Bases, Shifting Perils: A Scoping Study on Security Implications of Climate Change in the OSCE Region and Beyond, Commissioned by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, Adelphi Research with Chatham House and Cimera, Berlin, 2010. Contributor with Achim Mass (lead author) et al.
- Strange Case of the Disappearing Islands, New Zealand Herald, April 2010
- 'Redrawing the World Map', Journal of International Security Affairs, Spring 2010
- The Fallacy of Growth: Climate Change Policy Trade-Offs, International Affairs Forum Magazine, Winter 2009/2010
- Copenhagen Consequences for the US, China and India, with Scott Savitt, UPI Asia, January 2009
- From Constants to Variables: How Environmental Change Alters the Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Equation, International Affairs, 85/6, 2009
- A Climate of Change (Climate Change and Emergency Services), with Chris Abbott and Thomas Phipps, Crisis Response Journal, December 2008
- Nationalistic Capitalism and The Food Crisis (China approach to international trade and food security), China Dialogue, June 3, 2008.
- Carbonating India (the global carbon system and India), Hard News, March, 2008
- Three R's for Surviving Environmental Change (method for assessing, and shoring up, vulnerabilities), China Dialogue, January 18, 2008
||Adjunct Faculty, Global Change, SCMS, Kochi, India
||Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geopolitics, Manipal University, India
||Columnist, Toronto Star
||Columnist, National Post
||Producer/writer/presenter, Small Worlds, BBC World Service
||Foreign correspondent, writer, presenter and/or travel journalist for (among many others): The Independent, BBC radio 4, BBC World Service, Channel 4 (light entertainment and documentaries), Columbia Journalism Review, The Economist, Wired, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe, St. Petersburg Times, Australian Financial Review, Times of India, Hard News, Japan Times, CBC radio and Globe and Mail.
Over two dozen major awards for published works. Also wrote a 13-part Emmy-winning tv documentary series. Global Warring awarded a Special Merit in the 2010 Grantham Prize, and won the Mavis Gallant Non-Fiction Book Award.
Extensive for print, radio and TV