Dr Sinclair Dinnen is a senior fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University. He taught previously at the University of Papua New Guinea and was a research fellow at PNG's National Research Institute. He has a PhD from the ANU, which was published as Law and Order in a Weak State: Crime and Politics in Papua New Guinea (University of Hawai'i Press, 2001). Sinclair has undertaken extensive research and policy work in the Melanesian Pacific, particularly in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. His research interests include law and justice reform, policing, conflict and peacebuilding, politics, development and state-building. His most recent book (co-edited with Matthew Allen) is State-building and State Formation in the Western Pacific (Routledge 2016).