Contributor to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), providing analysis and commentary on political violence in the Islamic World. My ABC articles and writer’s profile can be found here. I have also appeared on ABC News Radio and 2SER.
Elsewhere, I have written on war crimes-related topics for The Age and The 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. 12JUN2018. “Disbanding might be the only option for Australia’s special ops”. Sydney Morning Herald.
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, the gazette-of-note for the larger defence community in the West.
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.
Elliott, C. 2017. The Korea Crisis: When Human Politics Apes that of Chimps. Small Wars Journal.
Mujahideen (novel – publisher/publication date, tbc) – manuscript complete, possible vacancy for different agent, contact for consideration.