Edward Cavanough

Edward Cavanough
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Edward Cavanough is Director of Policy at the McKell Institute and a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide studying Solomon Islands’ China switch. Prior to joining the Institute, he gained experience in both the private and public sectors in Australia and the US, working within IT Consulting, US Congressional politics and for a member of the Government of South Australia. In 2016, Edward was the Australian Foreign Policy Fellow at Young Australians in International Affairs. Outside of his work with the McKell Institute, Edward regularly contributes commentary and analysis on diverse issues of public policy and international affairs, in such publications as The Diplomat, The Age, The Huffington Post and The Guardian.

Solomons strife demands a development re-think
Solomons strife demands a development re-think
Australia’s security-driven approach is regularly counterproductive.
Pacific Step-Up needs a Covid-era reboot
Pacific Step-Up needs a Covid-era reboot
Australia must bolster its vaccine assistance with practical fixes, starting with energy and cold-storage solutions.
Refugees are educating themselves abroad. Australia should help
Refugees are educating themselves abroad. Australia should help
A bipartisan border policy would not be undermined by doing more to help stateless people who seek to help themselves.
Canberra’s Pacific pivot is bereft of vision
Canberra’s Pacific pivot is bereft of vision
The government’s motivations appear sincere but are riddled with anxiety about the risks of investing in the region.
Mongolia’s presidential election outcome a win for Putin
Mongolia’s presidential election outcome a win for Putin
With Battulga now at the helm in Mongolia, the Moscow-Ulaanbaatar relationship looks set to deepen.
Why Trump shouldn't weaken US sanctions on Russia (Part 2)
Why Trump shouldn't weaken US sanctions on Russia (Part 2)
Russia’s belligerence in Ukraine gave the US an opportunity to constrain Russia’s economy and its economic expansion across Eurasia.
Why Trump shouldn't weaken US sanctions on Russia (part 1)
Why Trump shouldn't weaken US sanctions on Russia (part 1)
This two-part series examines how US sanctions have kept Putin's empire building in check.
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