Director, Conflict, Security and Development Research Group (CSDRG) & Programme Director, MA in Conflict, Security and Development, Department of War Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.
One of my principal research projects at the moment is a major study of the UN and the end of the Cold War, covering the immediate post-Cold War period and focusing in particular on the UN's involvement in the mitigation, containment and resolution of civil wars. Recent writings have focused on UN and the use of force; conceptual and practical issues raised by efforts implement the “responsibility to protect”, and the political economy of armed conflict. Other research interests include violence in post-conflict societies, strategy and the changing character of war, developments in UN peacekeeping and Philip Windsor's contribution to the study of International Relations, in particular his ideas on strategy and war. In addition to this, I retain a long-standing interest in the history of the Cold War and Nordic security.