I'm a former trade negotiator at the WTO and other places for Australia, now working at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva.
Explaining trade accessibly is my only party trick.
Blog: What’s the Fudge?
Thread (Brexit): Why I'm skeptical the UK can move the EU by negotiating with others
Thread (Negotiations): Gauging political winds when negotiating with autocratic states
Blog: 50 Shades of Red Line
Trade Terms Glossary: Early Beta
When I see a trade topic in the news, I try to put together a twitter thread which accessibly explains what's going on.
Some of the smartest people in trade commentary often jump in too, though generally to make fun of me.
From time to time, the traditional media will quote me or my tweets.
No, I can't believe it either.
I am working on taking some of the topics I've discussed on Twitter and expanding on them in accessible Question and Answer style explainers.
Because the secret to explaining something clearly is more words.
Find out just what kind of person sits at home on the weekend building trade explainer websites.
From time to time I produce info-graphics or downloadable documents to clearly illustrate some trade terms.
Disclaimer: I can't draw and have the design instincts of a colorblind hedgehog in a bag.
Have suggestions, comments or just cleverly worded abuse? Reach out, I would love to hear from you.