Writing includes reportage and policy analysis, as well as essays on LGBTQ issues and other topics.


On Asia and Geopolitics

South China Morning Post (6/1/2020): The coronavirus pandemic will push developing countries to delink their economies from China

Lowy Institute (5/27/2020): Another pearl in China's string?

Politico Europe (5/22/2020): China flexes its trade muscles

LSE IDEAS/LSE Global South Unit (5/14/2020): Covid-19 and the Global South

Quartz (5/1/2020): Western democracy’s problem with authority makes it more vulnerable to Covid-19

Foreign Policy (4/20/2020): Beijing's propaganda is finding few takers

The American Interest (4/15/2020): How China's mask diplomacy failed

LSE IDEAS (3/2020): Battleground Southeast Asia: China's rise and America's options

Slate (3/20/2020): China is not the hero of the pandemic

Foreign Policy (3/10/2020): Hun Sen is rewriting Cambodian history under Xi Jinping's tutelage

The Diplomat (2/29/2020): Making the most of U.S.-ASEAN ties, even without the Vegas summit

Politico Europe (2/21/2020): How Brexit could undermine human rights in Cambodia

Washington Monthly (2/20/2020): The Trump administration is putting more refugees in harm's way

The Washington Post (2/1/2020): Trump's travel ban expansion is an unexpected win –– for China

BBC News (1/25/2020): From Our Own Correspondent (wrote and recorded a radio piece on Cambodia's crackdown) 

Washington Monthly (1/15/2020): The Trump administration just quietly deported 25 Cambodian immigrants

Los Angeles Review of Books (1/6/2020): The longest failed regime in the world 

Foreign Policy (12/12/2019): In Cambodia, 'rule of law' means Hun Sen rules

Haaretz (12/11/2019): Israel's shameful role in Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingya 

Lowy Institute (11/26/19): Cambodia: playing the long game with Hun Sen

Washington Monthly (11/25/19): Where China isn't sending its best and brightest 

The Diplomat (10/1/2019): Can the U.S. bring Cambodia back from the brink?

Los Angeles Review of Books (8/2/2019): Tough fighters hanging on in Vietnam

NYU Law's Just Security (8/29/2019): Protections fall for Vietnamese immigrants as Trump pushes deportations

Los Angeles Review of Books (8/7/2019): The tax of otherness: Lil Nas X and queer masculinity

The Atlantic (7/20/2019): Agent Orange's continued legacy in Cambodia and Laos

Foreign Policy (7/16/2019): Hun Sen's man in Washington (state)

Los Angeles Times (5/21/2019): Vietnam War left a painful legacy for indigenous minority that fought alongside U.S.

World Politics Review (4/12/2019): Trump, normally cozy with despots, takes a hard line with Cambodia’s Hun Sen

Los Angeles Times (3/6/2019): He was deported at 19. Now a 30-year-old Cambodian is back home in California

The New York Times (2/15/2019): Deported and 9,000 miles apart, but ‘you stay with the person you love’

Haaretz (2/5/2019): Israel retains warm ties with Myanmar despite human rights issues

The Atlantic (1/16/2019): Cambodian deportees return to a 'home' they've never known

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (1/7/2019): In repressive Myanmar, a tiny Jewish community hangs on to the past 

Council on Foreign Relations (12/20/2018): Can Hun Sen pass power to his children?

HuffPost (12/19/2018): Ambassador’s sudden exit amid deportation fight was normal, State Department says

Southeast Asia Globe (12/14/2018): Khmer Rouge tribunal: 'astonishing failure’ or ‘justice for millions’?

The Atlantic (12/13/2018): Democrats challenge Trump over Vietnam deportations

The Atlantic (12/12/2018): Trump moves to deport Vietnam War refugees 

The New York Times (12/12/2018): Dozens more Cambodian immigrants to be deported from U.S., officials say

Southeast Asia Globe (12/12/2018): The deportees caught in Trump’s immigration war

The New York Times (11/22/2018): Trump administration quietly backs off on deporting Vietnamese immigrants

South China Morning Post (11/16/2018): Khmer Rouge leaders convicted of genocide in landmark court ruling

On Jewish Issues

Los Angeles Review of Books (5/30/2020): When Israel was socialist

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (5/26/2020): Profile of Romanian politician Petér Eckstein-Kovács

Haaretz (4/13/2020): The crumbling structures of Romania's Jewish past

Los Angeles Review of Books (4/12/2020): O Jerusalem, if I should forget you

Haaretz (3/23/2020): American Jews don't care that Israel's democracy is falling apart

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (6/7/2019): Jews abroad support a Cambodian man’s commitment to his fellow orphans

Tablet Magazine (9/26/2018): As progressive movements move toward radical positions, will liberal youth stay away?

The Times of Israel (8/20/2018): A nationalist streak runs through Putin’s love for Jews and Israel

Haaretz (8/25/2018): N.Y. state senate candidate, amid controversy, says she's Jewish...

Haaretz (8/24/2018): Jewish, Latina and pro-BDS: the N.Y. candidate vying to follow in Ocasio-Cortez's footsteps

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (6/28/2018): Desus and Mero are late-night comedy’s most Jewish hosts

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (6/8/2018): Anthony Bourdain used food to bridge divides

The Forward (2/3/17): No, the Syrian refugee crisis is not another Holocaust

On LGBTQ Issues

The New York Times (10/18/2019): 'Big Mouth' is the queer childhood I wish I had 

The Atlantic (8/24/2019): When kids are straight until proven otherwise 

The New Republic (6/18/2019): No, the Buttigiegs are not straight

The Washington Post (3/1/2018): Even in a progressive environment, I had trouble coming out as gay

SB Nation's Stars & Stripes FC (6/1/2017): They’re not just jerseys

On Politics, Sports, and Culture

The New York Times (2/1/2020): 'BoJack Horseman' ended with a necessary reckoning

The American Prospect (2/23/2018): ‘Liberal’ campuses, conservative media, and the First Amendment

The American Prospect (8/15/2018): A free press in Europe? Not if we have anything to say about it!

These Football Times (5/11/2018): A trip into the elusive but ever-improving world of Andorran football

SB Nation's Stars & Stripes FC (9/3/2017): USMNT venue selection deserves some scrutiny

SB Nation's Stars & Stripes FC (8/3/2017): Can the USMNT create a national home-field advantage?

SB Nation's Stars & Stripes FC (5/16/2017): The purgatory of the American prospect

SB Nation's Stars & Stripes FC (5/3/2017): The miseducation of Julian Green

Hungary Today (4/6/2017): Újpest’s 1-0 win over Vasas not enough to overcome 2-1 aggregate deficit

Hungary Today (4/4/2017): Hungary falls 4-0 to Sweden in first World Championship preparatory match

Image: Freshwater snails for sale in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Charles Dunst)

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