Former Associated Research Fellow
Elliot Brennan is a former Associated Research Fellow with the Institute for Security and Development Policy. 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 CSIS’ Pacific Forum (USA). He is a contributor on the Asia-Pacific with The Diplomat.
In recent years, Elliot has led policy planning workshops with the German Foreign Office, led 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 and SIPRI’s International Conference on Economics and Security.
Elliot is a regular commentator in international media, including in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Sky News, China-US Focus, and The National Interest, amongst others. His policy briefs and commentary have been translated into Burmese, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Vietnamese.
His areas of research include conflict analysis, crisis management and resource security in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Publications by Elliot Brennan
Understanding and Progressing Health System Decentralisation in Myanmar
Despite much lauded change in recent years, Myanmar’s national health system still lags behind its regional counterparts. Decades of civil war and military rule have created, at the national level, […]
Mental Illness: Myanmar’s Hidden Epidemic
Myanmar urgently needs to improve mental health care and achieving that objective will require a change of attitude by policy makers and the wider community. A report released last year […]
Mahathir: Uighurs “have done nothing wrong”
Horror stories have trickled out of China’s Xinjiang province for years. Now research points to a flood of human suffering and disturbing human rights abuses. Yet with threats of China’s economic retribution, […]
Out of the “Slipstream” of Power? Australian Grand Strategy and the South China Sea Disputes
The following Asia Paper examines the continuing debate in Canberra as to how to address changing regional dynamics in Australian foreign policy. It argues that the South China Sea (SCS) […]
Peace, Alliance, and Inclusivity: Ending Conflict in Myanmar
Min Zaw Oo and Elliot Brennan take a look at Myanmar's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.