Elliot Brennan

Institute for Security and Development Policy (Sweden), Non-resident Research Fellow

Elliot Brennan is a non-resident research fellow with the Institute for Security and Development Policy (Sweden). He is the Southeast Asia analyst for the Lowy Institute's Interpreter (Australia), a contributor analyst at IHS Jane's Intelligence, and a non-resident WSD-Handa fellow with Pacific Forum CSIS (USA). He regularly presents policy advice to governments in Europe and Asia and contributes to policy workshops and academic conferences.

On an ad hoc basis he acts as a political commentator with international media, previously with The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Financial Times, Sky News, ABC Radio National, The Diplomat, amongst others. His research has been translated into Burmese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian.

In recent years, Elliot has led policy planning workshops with the German Foreign Office, led Track 1.5/Track 2 dialogues and roundtables in Asia, acted as advisor to the former prime minister of Somalia, lectured at Yangon University and Otago Foreign Policy School, and has been a panelist at conferences such as the German Marshal Fund's India Trilateral Forum. His areas of research include conflict analysis, crisis management and resource security with a focus on Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific.

He is contactable at and on Twitter @elliotbrennan



Politics, Religion and ISIS in Malaysia

As the global threat from ISIS continues to grow, Malaysia and other South East Asian countries face the challenge of how to deal with extremist voices, both nationally and regionally, writes Elliot Brennan.

Elliot Brennan

12 May 2015

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