David Morris

David Morris

Sustainable Business Network, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

David Morris, a political risk consultant who served as an Australian diplomat for ten years, is vice president of the Sustainable Business Network of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). He is also senior research fellow at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. From 2015 to 2018, he was chief representative and trade commissioner in Beijing for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. He is working on a doctoral dissertation on political risk in the context of US-China relations.

Articles by David Morris


Australia’s Pacific “Step Up” Stumbles

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Australia must find its home in the region instead of looking like the uncomfortable colonial among strangers.


Covid-19 and the Decade of Risk

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A dangerous decade lies ahead for the global economy as well as for health and safety, and only a fundamental rethink about how nations can collaborate will be the cure.


Decoupling: Trump’s Challenge to the Global Order

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Trump administration’s insistence on a geopolitical confrontation with Beijing is spooking potential allies.


The US “Clean Network” Risks Undermining a Rules-Based Tech World

Thursday, September 24, 2020

At stake are who sets the rules for the communications, data and artificial intelligence-driven networks of the future.