I am a writer, teacher and researcher specialising in China and India’s rise to worldwide importance, and the study of great power politics and nationalism.  Based at the University of St Andrews, I work as a public intellectual who shares his longstanding expertise with a range of audiences, in order to improve their understanding of important dynamics in the contemporary world.

By building engagement on topics of global significance, I seek to actively enhance our appreciation of current affairs in a compelling, energetic and interesting manner.  Driven by a deep curiosity and enthusiasm, My WritingPublic Engagement and Media activities collectively aim to enrich our awareness, knowledge and thinking as a society.  I am currently developing a range of ideas concerning authoritarianism, great powers and the political history of modern India.



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School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9AX, Scotland