Author profile: Elizabeth Austin

Elizabeth Austin is a writer in Los Angeles. Her debut novel, Compass Rose, was released in March 2017. Elizabeth has a master’s in international affairs from the American University of Paris, where she was awarded a travel grant and completed thesis field work in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. She also has a master’s in international relations from the University of St. Andrews, for which she completed dissertation field work in Cambodia. She has contributed articles to International Policy Digest and Global Politics Magazine, and book reviews to E-International Relations.

Review – The Age of Illusions

Elizabeth Austin • Mar 25 2020 • Features

Bacevich argues that the road from American expectations of global supremacy and perpetual prosperity to the economic realities of the US in 2016 led to Trump’s election.

Review – Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey

Elizabeth Austin • Oct 26 2017 • Features

American lawyer Ingersoll Lockwood’s 1893 story about a wealthy young man named Baron Trump provides some interesting parallels to today’s US President, Donald Trump.

Review – Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Elizabeth Austin • Nov 12 2015 • Features

Although this title makes some valid points to support its hypothesis regarding corporate capitalism, ultimately a clear and substantial vision of revolution is lacking.

Review – The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Austin • Feb 16 2015 • Features

Ghattas’ book is an intriguing narrative placing Clinton’s activities between 2008 to 2012 into a wider analysis of US power, but leaves some key issues unresolved.

Review – To Move the World

Elizabeth Austin • Nov 25 2013 • Features

Fifty years after his assassination, Jeffrey Sachs brings the reader into John F. Kennedy’s era, allowing us to understand the challenges he faced and why his mission of peace remains important today.

Review – Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus

Elizabeth Austin • Aug 2 2013 • Features

Schaefer delves into the breadth and depth of the Chechen-Russian conflict using his military expertise to offer a detailed examination of the conflict.

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