Area Editors

DSCN0172Danny Cooper,  Editor, American Foreign Policy:  Danny Cooper holds a PhD in International Relations. Dr. Cooper is a senior lecturer at Griffith University in American Politics and American Foreign Policy. His book Neoconservatism and American Foreign Policy: A Critical Analysis was published in New York by Routledge in 2011. His review article Lessons from Iraq: the agony and ambivalence of an American liberal was published by the Australian Journal of International Affairs.
 Manishankamoni-picr Prasad, Editor, Indian Affairs: Manishankar Prasad is a research consultant and writer based in New Delhi, India. He worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, public sector clients and non profits in Singapore, Oman, South Sudan and India. He holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the National University of Singapore and studied at the school of sociology at the Nanyang Technological University as a National Research Foundation scholar of the Singapore government. He is a prolific contributor in the academic conference circuit as he presented in six countries on the issues of technology policy to sociolinguitics. Previosuly, Manishankar has published in the Huffington Post, Social Cops Blog, Corporate Citizenship Briefing and Banglar Kantha Singapore among others.


Chris Elcombe, Science  and EU Affairs Editor: Chris is a Scientific Officer, working in life sciences, performing contract research. His interest in science and politics comes from a will to know how the world works, and his refusal to make an uniformed decision. In his view, although at first the two seem unlinked, science and politics are filled with differing, and often contradicting, opinions based on the same data. Living in Europe provides many avenues for political intrigue. Chris believes that with 28 member countries and multiple chambers and institutions, the EU periodically becomes a political crucible. Housing many flavours of political parties, a variety of ideologies, and a plethora of personalities, the historic and present politics of Europe are as relevant to its citizens now as ever.With a BSc hons in Biotechnology from the University of Abertay Dundee, Chris also has a keen interest in extreme sports, renewable energies and music. Living and working in Scotland, UK, gives ample exposure to each. Chris’s biggest wish would be for everyone to participate to the fullest within their political system, and to never stop learning.
SCOTTScott Musgrave, East Asia Editor:  Scott Musgrave is an avid East Asia watcher. Scott has written a Master thesis on contemporary Japan-Republic of Korea relations at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. He now lives in Japan keeping his finger on the pulse. Scott is available on twitter via @ScottM_IR where he also comments on his other love, football.

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