The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lowy Interpreter post: Three ideas that could help us better manage the risk of war

I've just published a post with the Lowy Interpreter extending out my AFR column today on "forecasting war". In particular, I propose three new research projects for think-tanks like Lowy and the Department of Defence to consider, which I argue would improve our ability to anticipate and manage the risks of military conflicts. You can read the post here.