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ABOUT
THE RED LINE

THE TEAM

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MICHAEL HILLIARD

Host

Michael is a journalist reporting from countries including Iran, Russia, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan, and works with sources from the White House to the Taliban. He also serves on various committees and councils for the Australian Government.

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PERRI GRACE

Senior Researcher and Analyst

Perri is a researcher and analyst primarily specialising in disinformation, misinformation, OSINT and geopolitics. She is currently completing a Master of Conflict and Security with the United Nations Institute of Training and Research.

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JAIME THANNOO

Director of Media

Jamie is a regional journalist specialing in culture and breaking news. He has experience in written and radio media and has covered topics from local politics to federal elections and international affairs.

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ROBBIE SUTTON

Production Assistant and Writer

Robbie is a graduate from the University of Queensland in Peace and Conflict Studies, and with a Masters in International Relations. His area of focus is civil unrest and revolutions.

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ROSS CRABTREE

Director of Media Strategy

Ross is the founder of AR Global Security, a geopolitics outlet based on TikTok and YouTube. He specialises in the post-Soviet space, digital governance and border disputes, and studied at Loughborough University & King's College London.

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MARISA RAFTER

Video Editor

Marisa earned a degree in Geography at the University of California and turned her animation hobby into a career. She brings her hand-crafted touch to all her projects, and her clients range from Fortune 500s to universities and non-profits.

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JOSEPH HAWTHORNE

Audio Engineer

Joe is an audio producer and editor for a variety of shows from New Commentary to Audio Drama. He has extensive experience cutting tape, booking talent, interviewing guests, scoring music and in sound design.

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ISAAC GIBSON

Researcher

Isaac is a freelance researcher, analyst, and graduate student at George Mason University in Global Affairs. He focuses primarily on conflict and security in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East.

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Producer and Editor-in-Chief

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WADE McCAGH

Wade is a communications expert currently completing a Masters of Cybersecurity, Strategy and Diplomacy at UNSW Canberra. He has previously served in leadership positions at several international relations organisations, including the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and is the former Editor-in-Chief of Pelican Magazine.

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Head of Breaking News

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FRANCIS LEACH

Francis Leach is a broadcaster, journalist and political strategist who began his broadcasting career with the ABC and Triple J. After working in news and analysis for years, Francis then flipped the script again, taking on several roles in the organised labour movement, and becoming a senior advisor to a member of the Federal Senate in the parliament of Australia.

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Senior Researcher and Event Coordinator

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DANIELA ŽUVELA

Daniela is a freelance researcher, writer and Master’s student in International Affairs. She specialises in Eurasian politics and major power intentions in the region and has been published by the research institute Future Directions International.

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Writer and Researcher

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ANDREW GABOURY

Andrew is a specialist in European politics & security studies. He has a Masters in IR from UMass Boston where he worked as an international researcher focusing on areas from Scandinavian Security to Russo-Georgian Relations.

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Researcher

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MARK SPENCER

Mark Spencer is the co-founder and publisher of the Climactic Collective, a network of shows engaging with the climate crisis. He has wide experience producing, promoting and managing shows.

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Production Assistant

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JONAH GUNN

Jonah is a recent graduate from Monash University, majoring in International Relations and History. He focuses on development and regional multilateralism in South Asia and the Middle East.

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Writer and Researcher

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THOMAS MUTCH

Thomas Mutch is an independent journalist focusing on crime, crisis and conflict. He has worked all over the world from Venezuela to Lebanon, and written for publications such as The Telegraph, The Independent and Der Spiegel.