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Professor of International Security, King's College London

Matthew Moran is Professor of International Security in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He also serves as Director of Research for the Department.

Professor Moran’s research spans a number of areas, ranging from the study of collective disorder and rioting to the study of proliferation behaviour as it relates to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He also has a strong interest in open source intelligence (OSINT) and related technological developments. Professor Moran’s current work is focused on understanding the dynamics of chemical weapons use in Syria.

Professor Moran’s research has been supported by the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the MacArthur Foundation, and various national governments.


  • –present
    Reader in International Security, King's College London


  • 2010 
    University College London, PhD
  • 2006 
    National University of Ireland, Galway, MA
  • 2005 
    National University of Ireland, Galway, BA International


  • 2016
    Living on the Edge: Iran and the Practice of Nuclear Hedging, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2014
    Open Source Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: New Approaches and Opportunities, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
    Exploring Regional Responses to a Nuclear Iran: Nuclear Dominoes?, Palgrave Macmillan