Atlas Monitor is edited by a citizen journalist and political analyst based in Auckland, New Zealand, specializing in international relations and geopolitics.

He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Politics and International Relations as well as a Master of Professional Studies Degree specializing in International Relations and Human Rights from the University of Auckland. He also studied journalism at Auckland University of Technology.

His MA thesis Global power elite theory: private councils of power in international relations, reviews the theories of American sociologist C. Wright Mills and British political sociologist Steven Lukes and develops a global power elite framework model to analyze the role played by ‘private councils of power’, such as the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group; whom form a transnational elite power network that set and control the agenda in international politics.

His International Relations & Human Rights Masters dissertation examined US President Obama’s targeted killing policy and the central role of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in the implementation of this policy.

His professional history includes working in the media, recording and publishing industries; as a researcher and writer for Television New Zealand and as a promotions and publcity manager for independent and major record labels. He currently works for a global trade publishing company.

Articles he has written can be read here.

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