Michelle Bentley

Reader in International Relations, Royal Holloway

Dr Bentley is Reader in International Relations and Director of the Centre of International Public Policy (CIPP). Her research has been published in prominent journals, including Security Studies, Review of International Studies, and International Affairs. She has written two sole-authored books: one analysing WMD and the strategic use of concepts, and a second entitled Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden, looking at US foreign policy on the Syrian crisis. She has also published two edited volumes on the Obama administration and continuity in US foreign policy.


  • –present
    Reader in International Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London