Head of Britain in the World
John Bew heads Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Project, launched by the Secretary of State for Defence in March 2016, and coordinates its work on foreign policy. He is Professor of History and Foreign Policy in the War Studies department at King’s College London, where he leads the Grand Strategy Programme. He was the youngest-ever holder of the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the John W. Kluge Center, US Library of Congress, and in 2015 won the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Politics and International Relations. Other previous positions included Co-Director of theInternational Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence; and Lecturer in Modern British History, Harris Fellow, and Director of Studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. He is the author of numerous academic articles, and five books on history and contemporary statecraft, including Realpolitik: A History (2016), and Citizen Clem: A Life of Atlee (2016). He is a contributing writer at the New Statesman, covers the release of state papers for the Irish Times, and writes regularly for many other publications in the UK and United States.
Related Posts & Publications
by John Bew | Jan 26, 2017Read Publication “There are few more complex questions than when to intervene overseas. Jo Cox was an inspirational humanitarian who cared deeply about preventing violence and protecting people around the world. It is a fitting part of Jo’s legacy that...
by John Bew | Jul 19, 2016Read Publication The Policy Exchange Britain in the World Project’s latest report warns that Brexit cannot be allowed to become the latest instalment of a narrative of decline in Britain’s influence on the world stage that has been building up in recent years....
by John Bew | Mar 27, 2018The mass expulsion of Russian diplomats and intelligence officers from the EU, United States, Canada and Australia represents the best possible international response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury that the UK government could have...
by John Bew | Dec 17, 2017Speaking at the launch of Policy Exchange’s new Anglo-American project in Washington DC last week, the US National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster offered a preview of some of the key concepts underscoring the new US National Security Strategy (NSS), launched...
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