Julien Oeuillet, Staff Writer

Julien Oeuillet is a reporter from Belgium based in the Asia-Pacific region. He is active in the Anglosphere and the Francosphere (and has a love-hate relationship with both). He is primarily known for his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he covered civil conflicts in the Kivu region and their devastating impact on the population. In French, he worked for RTBF, the Belgian public broadcaster, directing tv documentaries and producing radio programs. In English, he wrote on world affairs for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Interpreter, and the Brussels Times. He has published six French-language books and lectured in universities and conferences across Europe. He also covered the Baltic states and made tv reports for the Lithuanian channel LRT.

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The Fragility of Freight

The global shipping industry is constantly balancing on the edge of a ravine. It’s time we paid attention.

Frozen Ambitions

Antarctica has been kept peaceful for 60 years by international treaties, but Chinese ambitions on the frozen continent threaten to shatter this fragile peace.

Azar Gat on War

Military expert Azar Gat discusses the nature of war, its relationship to economics, and the risks of war in Europe and the Asia-Pacific.

How Seoul Engineered the Korean Wave

Korean pop culture didn’t get this popular by itself – it’s the deliberate result of a plan by the South Korean government to boost its entertainment industry and its soft power.

The Risk of Accidental War Is Highly Exaggerated

An excessive and irrational fear of accidental war based on a misunderstanding of historical events is dangerous, especially when it paralyzes people and prevents them from standing up for themselves and for what’s right.

Goodbye Merkel, and Good Riddance

Angela Merkel postured as a stateswoman on the world stage, but constantly shunted unpleasant work and unpleasant decisions to others, and shirked her responsibilities as a major European leader.

Common People Are Not Stupid

Elites habitually underestimate the working-class, assuming that we’re not interested in highbrow things. But we’re smarter than they think.

Can the West Flip Cambodia?

Though it often behaves like a vassal to China, Cambodia is growing increasingly uncomfortable with its overreliance on Beijing – and that may present the West with an opening.