Freelance contributor to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald providing analysis and commentary on political violence in the Islamic World.
My ABC writer’s profile can be found here. I have also appeared on ABC News Radio and 2SER.
Elliott, C. 12JUN2018. “Disbanding might be the only option for Australia’s special ops”. Sydney Morning Herald.
Elliott, C. 16MAR2018. “My Lai: What we learned about ‘forever wars’ from one of America’s worst atrocities”. Sydney Morning Herald.
Elliott, C. 27APR2018. “Death symbol ban is the difference between an army and a “death cult”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 24AUG2017. “Trump’s strategy-free strategy raises more questions than it answers”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 11JUL2017. “‘Land, kill and leave’: High value targeting and civilian casualties in Afghanistan”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 7MAY2017. “Chibok schoolgirl release shows Boko Haram’s weakening position”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 14APR2017. “MOABs win battles but they don’t win wars”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 24JAN2017. “Jihadism on the move in Mali – why it matters”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 23DEC2016. “Melbourne terror plot: A statistically enduring anomaly”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 14JUL2016. “Bastille Day attack: The horror continues but so does our resolve”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 26NOV2015. “Why the West should consider isolation over invasion”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 5JUL2015. “We’re all to blame for the foreign fighter reality”. ABC News.
Elliott, C. 22MAR2015. “The problem with modern Lawrences of Arabia”. ABC News
Elliott, C. 2MAR2015. “What drove my mate to die fighting IS”. ABC News.
Magazine & Longform:
My long-form writing on conflict, travel, climbing and the outdoors has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and appeared in Foreign Policy, Alpinist, Mountain Life, Outpost and Griffith Review.
Elliott, C. Spring 2016. “Fire in the Cascades”. Alpinist 53.
Elliott, C. Spring 2017. “From Rock Upon Rock, A Mountain”. Alpinist 58.
Elliott, C. Winter 2017. “Totality from a Mountaintop”. Alpinist 60.
Elliott, C. Winter/Spring 2017. “Down & Out in Squamish and Whistler”. Mountain Life.
Elliott, C. Winter/Spring 2018. “Searching for Xwechtaal”. Mountain Life.
Elliott, C. June 2017. “Off the Rails in Mauritania”. Outpost Issue 117.
Elliott, C. June 2018. “Return to Country: Training Warriors in the Far North”. Griffith Review 60.
Elliott, C. August 2018. “The Abuse Scandal Rocking Australia’s Special Operations Forces”. Foreign Policy.
My writing on military, security and anthropology-related topics has featured in Small Wars Journal and the Canadian Military Journal.
Elliott, C. 2018. ‘Book Review: Why We Fight – The Cognitive Basis of War’. Canadian Military Journal. 19(1). pp. 66-67.
Elliott, C. 2017. The Korea Crisis: When Human Politics Apes that of Chimps. Small Wars Journal.
Elliott, C. 2013. Understanding the Dialectic of Nomad and State. Small Wars Journal.
Elliott, C. 2013. On Targuité, Nomadism and the Nation: The Origins of Tuareg Militant Nationalism in North Africa. Small Wars Journal.
Mujahideen (novel – publisher/publication date, tbc)