Dr Greg Austin is Director for Policy Innovation at the EastWest Institute. Over a thirty year career, he has served with the International Crisis Group (Brussels), the Foreign Policy Centre (London), the Australian National University, the Australian parliament, the Australian Defence Department and an Australian diplomatic mission. He is the author of several books and numerous monographs on international security. He led a review for the UK Cabinet Office on the British government’s innovative Conflict Prevention Pools, special interdepartmental funds for preventive action. He has published on the energy policies of China, the EU and the UK.