James Bowen is a widely published analyst and researcher of international affairs. His work focuses on security and economics in the Indo-Pacific region and global strategies around countering violent extremism and counterterrorism. He consults for think tanks including the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Foreign Directions International and the United States Studies Centre, as well as a number of political risk firms. His writing has been featured in publications on several continents, including ChinaFile, The National Interest, The Diplomat, World Politics Review, New Europe, The Interpreter, The Strategist and World Policy Journal. Prior to returning to his native Perth, James worked at the International Peace Institute in New York City, where he edited the Global Observatory analysis website and formulated policy on countering and preventing violent extremism. He was previously a speechwriter for Australian federal and state ministers in the energy and resources portfolios and has also worked on European Commission public affairs campaigns while based in Germany. James has a Master's degree in International Relations from Griffith University.