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Michelle Bentley

Reader in International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London

Dr Bentley is Reader in International Relations and Director of the Royal Holloway Centre for International Security (RHISC). She has written two sole-authored books: Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy: The Strategic Use of a Concept (Routledge, 2014) and Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden (Manchester University Press, 2016). She has also published two edited volumes on the Obama administration and continuity in US foreign policy. She is currently writing two further books: one on the biological weapons taboo and one on hypocrisy and WMD arms control.


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