Professor David Martin Jones
Visiting Fellow, Britain in the World
David Martin Jones is a Visiting Fellow at Policy Exchange, Professor in the War Studies Department, King’s College London and Honorary Reader in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Queensland. He has written several books on East and Southeast Asian politics and international relations – most recently Asian Security and the Rise of China (with Nick Khoo and M.LR. Smith). His articles on aspects of Asian politics have appeared in International Security, International Affairs, Comparative Politics, Orbis, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, The Australian Journal of International Affairs, The World Today, The Australian, The Spectator, The Straits Times, The Australian Financial Review, The Daily Telegraph, Quadrant and Policy.
Following the Prime Minister’s visit to Japan last week, Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Project publish a report by unit head John Bew and David Martin Jones, Visiting Fellow at Policy Exchange. They advise that Asia is of growing strategic importance to the UK’s long-term prosperity but this is likely to mean more involvement in the region’s security problems. The first principle of UK involvement in Asia must be to bolster existing alliances and to preserve the existing international order, but it must be understood that this is likely to cause tension when it comes to relations with China.
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