John Bew

Head of Britain in the World


0207 3402650

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.

John Bew

Related Posts & Publications

John Bew essay on the Chilcot Report

John Bew essay on the Chilcot Report

At 2.6 million words, and seven years in the making, there is no question that the Chilcot Report is comprehensive, if not quite the final word on British involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq.[8] In one sense, it is an antidote to some of the wilder conspiracy...
The role of intervention in future UK foreign policy

The role of intervention in future UK foreign policy

The role of intervention in future UK foreign policy:  Dr John Bew previews an upcoming Policy Exchange paper co-authored by Tom Tugendhat MP and the late Jo Cox MP Britain in the World project at Policy Exchange was launched at the end of March 2016, in order to...
Page 5 of 512345