I’m a political journalist and writer. I’ve written for VICE, Foreign Policy, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman, Al Jazeera English, and many other publications.
The articles featured on this site – commentary, essays, reviews, profiles, and reports – represent a sample of my work since 2013.
I also edit books, notably: Arguing For Independence and The Case For Leftwing Nationalism by my late dad Stephen Maxwell, and (with Pete Ramand) Old Nations, Auld Enemies, New Times by Tom Nairn.
I grew up in Edinburgh and studied in Glasgow (politics) and London (journalism), before living in Belfast for a while. I lived in Vancouver, B.C., between 2017 and 2019. I’m currently back in Britain.