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
NATO has an EU problem as well as a Trump problem: What role can Britain play in helping mend the alliance?
by John Bew | Mar 28, 2017Read Article This article was featured in the Telegraph Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome was signed on 25 March 1957, leaders of the EU27 gathered in the same place, Capitoline Hill, to add their names to a statement of unity. Theresa May was not present at the...
by John Bew | Mar 3, 2017Read Article This article was also featued in the New Statesman The goddess Fortuna works in mysterious ways. After much fretting in European capitals, the three most senior national security positions in the Trump administration are now filled by people who are...
Tony Blair is back on the pitch, but he and his fellow centrists are still playing last season’s game
by John Bew | Feb 27, 2017Read Article This article was also featured in The Telegraph. Among the many things that Tony Blair once did with consummate skill was to keep a football in the air in a game of head tennis with Kevin Keegan in 1995. Like politicians, footballers have a hard time...
by John Bew | Dec 19, 2016On 7 December, the UK Government published, without great fanfare, its first Annual Report on the 2015 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence & Security Review (SDSR). A summary of the Report was provided a week later, on 15 December, by Britain’s Acting...
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