James Bowen has most recently been a Visiting Academic Research Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin. His ongoing research is concerned with geoeconomic interactions in the Indo-Pacific region. This has a heavy focus on energy and climate-related matters, as well as China’s Belt and Road Initiative and corresponding development and connectivity efforts from the United States and its partners and allies including Australia. James has undertaken research on behalf of institutions including the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Future Directions International and Tokyo’s Centre for Rule-making Strategies. His analysis has been published by the South China Morning Post, ChinaFile, World Politics Review, the Diplomat, the National Interest and many others. He has provided expert commentary to Agence France-Press, ABC Radio National and other media. James previously worked at the International Peace Institute in New York City, where he edited the Global Observatory publication and researched countering violent extremism issues. He has consulted for political risk firms and served as a speechwriter on energy and resources issues for the Australian and Western Australian governments. James holds a Masters in International Relations from Griffith University.