This blog is a collection of various thoughts on world affairs and international politics – how the world is changing and how it isn’t, new developments and resurrected old ones, what the big themes are and the little things that foreshadow the future. Some of these are on the general state of international politics, some specifically on the international politics of climate change, and some on thoughts from my travels. All views expressed here are, of course, personal.
In 2014, I completed my D.Phil in International Relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, following previous study at University College, Oxford, and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (now Aberystwyth University). My D.Phil thesis examined coalition formation among developing countries in the context of the UN climate change negotiations over the past 25 years, the abstract of which can be found here.
I am now a Lecturer in Global Studies at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia.
I served as an advisor to the delegation of Palau to UNFCCC meetings in 2014-15, and previously did so for the delegation of Vanuatu from 2011-2014. Again, all views expressed are personal.
I can be contacted at nickchan[at]hotmail.com.