Andrew Woodcock

Foreign Affairs and Defence Editor
Andrew joined the Comment Central team in 2017. He brings to the role over 25 years in the UK Diplomatic Service, as well as the EU and NATO. He is also Director of Stabilitas Associates, an internationally-focused public policy consultancy.

Bruce Newsome

Brexit Editor
Bruce Oliver Newsome, Ph.D., is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in international conflict, counter-terrorism, defence, security, and risk management. Previously he was employed by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and the RAND Corporation as a consultant policy scientist, when he consulted to agencies and departments of national governments across the world. He is the author of more than a dozen books.

Robert Brooks

Contributing Reporter
Robert joined the team in 2018. He brings with him a wealth of experience from both academia and the corporate sector. Originally from Devon, Robert holds a First Class Honours degree in International Relations from Durham University and an MBA from an Ivy League University.

Glenn Houlihan

US Correspondent
Based in the United States, Glenn is enrolled at the University of Massachusetts where he is reading American Studies with a particular focus on the indirect impact US foreign policy has had on American social values during the twentieth century. Returning to complete his studies at the University of Sussex later this year Glenn intends to continue his career in international law.

Sam Packer

Political Correspondent
Sam Packer's focus a is on public policy developments and parliamentary proceedings. He studied and wrote on the history of Anglo-American conservatism for both his BA at Oxford University and his MA at the College of William and Mary.  He subsequently worked in the US Congress and then as a campaigner on the 2016 US election. He is now a political consultant.