John is now Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies at Sydney University. He is a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington as well as the CIS. His research and analysis cover economic, social and political developments within China, Chinese foreign policy, as well as the foreign policies of the US, India, Australia and key states in Southeast Asia such as Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. In 2007, John’s book Will China Fail? gained wide media coverage and was updated and reprinted in 2009.
He has dual Bachelor First Class Honours Degrees in Arts (Philosophy) and Laws from UNSW and a Masters and Doctorate in International Relations from University of Oxford whilst on Oxford-Chevening, Overseas Research Studies (ORS), and Oxford Fee Waiver scholarships.