A little bit about me
I was born in Antigua and Barbuda, a tiny island in the Caribbean, where I lived until I was 11. I then moved away to boarding school in Scotland, where I remain to this day.
In June, I will graduate with an MA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen. My dissertation, ‘An Examination of the Issues of Legality, Morality, and Efficacy of the United States’ Targeted Drone Strike Policy’ explored the US drone war in the Middle East, while my final year courses have focused on dirty war, Islamism, and Middle East politics.
Currently, I’m a Campaign Agent for Talk Politics, a political-blog-cum-think-tank aimed at combatting apathy and defending free expression. I write for their Politics, Put Simply and Head to Head series.
Previously, I was Deputy News Editor for The Gaudie, my university newspaper, which has a print readership of 2,000. Additionally, I was a regular contributor, writing news, features, and opinion. Last August, I spent a week as a work experience on the news desk at The Press and Journal (Aberdeen Journals Ltd.), my regional daily. I also wrote news and video game review for APGNation, an independent website covering which also covered eSports and technology. Additionally, I was an editor for Grounding Ancients, an undergraduate academic journal based in Scotland, as part of the Aberdeen editorial board.
You can find most of my work on LinkedIn or Clippings.me.
I also have a life outside of work. Currently, I’m working on a novel under the working title The Lost Man and will occasionally post chapters from the book as I progress (they’ll be tagged, and criticism is greatly appreciated). I also run a small Facebook community aimed at helping people with PC building. You can also catch me on Twitter for a chat or if you want to catch a game of Overwatch or Battlefield sometime.
I endeavour to run a fair and ethical blog, which is open to criticism. Therefore, if you have a complaint, critique or suggestion, please do not hesitate to contact me. Similarly, if you wish to reproduce any of my work you can contact me on Twitter (@alasdairfraser8)or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.