Michael Vatikiotis

Country: United Kingdom

Michael Vatikiotis is a writer and private diplomat, who has lived in Asia for more than 30 years. Formerly a BBC Correspondent and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Michael now works on resolving conflicts in Asia and Africa. Two of his novels have been set in Indonesia with his latest book Lives Between the Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost Levant exploring the origins of his family in the Middle East.

Michael Vatikiotis adalah seorang penulis dan diplomat, yang telah tinggal di Asia selama lebih dari 30 tahun. Sebelumnya, ia dalah koresponden BBC dan editor Far Eastern Economic Review, Michael sekarang bekerja untuk menyelesaikan konflik di Asia dan Afrika. Dua novelnya berlatar Indonesia, dan buku terbarunya Lives Between the Lines: A Journey in Search of the Lost Levant yang mengeksplorasi asal-usul keluarganya di Timur Tengah.

Appearing in

Main Program | In Conversation with Janet Steele: Independent Journalism in Modern Malaysia

Drawing from over 15 years of comprehensive research, Janet Steele’s latest book, Malaysiakini, presents an intimate portrayal of the individuals and issues that underpin Malaysia’s sole truly independent media platform. …

Main Program | Clashes and Hope: Unpacking the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Michael Vatikiotis and Antony Loewenstein address questions surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The surge of ultra-nationalism in Israel risks undermining prospects for a two-state solution, as clashes between Israelis and Palestinians …

Main Program | Understanding and Challenging Authoritarian Resurgence

There are growing concerns about the resurgence of autocracy and authoritarianism, often disguised as populist politics. Ultra-nationalist, racist, and xenophobic forces are eroding democratic pluralism and tolerance in many parts …