Professor of International Relations and Security, University of Bradford
My research interests are international security studies, nuclear weapons policies and the prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction, Cold War History. Regional expertise in Russia and Eurasia, Pakistan, Iraq, Germany, and North East Asia (especially Korea). I am involved in a Leeds University initiative on terrorism and also the Korean Research Hub (University of Leeds and Sheffield)
Prior to coming to the University of Bradford, I was Professor of International and European Studies at the University of Reading and subsequently Professor of International Studies at the University of Leeds.
While at King's College London, I worked with Sir Lawrence Freedman and Robert O'Neill on the four-nation Nuclear History Programme, before taking up a lectureship in International Relations at the University of Essex.
Mongolia: squeezed between China and Russia fears 'new cold war'
Apr 05, 2023 13:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views
Mongolias prime minister, Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene, recently expressed his countrys fear that the world is heading towards a new cold war as the relations between Russia and China and the west particularly Nato have...
Crimea: Ukraine uses new tactics to attempt to take back strategic territory from Russia
Aug 21, 2022 17:21 pm UTC| Politics
Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly replaced the commander of his Black Sea fleet just three days after an attack on the Russian Saki airbase in Crimea, as Ukraines military strategy shifts towards regaining...
Ukraine: US deploys more troops in eastern Europe -- here's how it compares with the cold war
Jul 04, 2022 16:39 pm UTC| Politics
US president Joe Biden is beefing up the US military presence in eastern Europe as a reaction to the Ukraine war. Biden plans to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland and Romania and send more destroyers to strengthen...
How Ukraine war could boost tensions between US and China over future of Taiwan
May 28, 2022 11:03 am UTC| Politics
China is becoming more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad, according to the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken. Blinken made a major statement on US foreign policy on May 26 at George Washington University....
South Korean election: the big challenges ahead for new president Yoon Suk-yeol
Mar 12, 2022 11:24 am UTC| Politics
South Korea has elected a new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, who now has the task of tackling a housing crisis, a cost of living crisis and a decision about whether to restart dialogue with neighbouring North Korea. The 2022...
South Korea's president is facing an uncertain future of protest and scrutiny
Nov 16, 2016 11:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics
Political upheaval, mass protest, and an unpopular president facing a criminal investigation. No, not the US after the election of Donald Trump but the very messy current situation in the public life of South...
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Intel Unveils Plans for DDR5 Validation Data Center Lab in Seoul, Eyes Global Expansion
Russia-Ukraine War: NATO to Narrow Divisions Over Ukraine's Membership Bid in Oslo Meeting
EU Parliament to Question Hungary's Ability to Hold EU Presidency Over Record on Rule of Law
Iran: IAEA Resolves Nuclear Issues Related to Sites With Uranium Particles
UK: Ministers Given More Time to Turn in Messages From Boris Johnson to Public COVID Inquiry
Drilling down on treatment-resistant fungi with molecular machines
Astronomers detected two major targets with a single telescope – a mysterious signal and its source galaxy
Biodegradable plastic in clothing doesn't break down nearly as quickly as hoped – new research
Gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after 3 years of upgrades – how the world's most sensitive yardstick reveals secrets of the universe
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Samsung Partners With Dezeen for Global 'Re:Create Design Challenge' to Upcycle Old Devices
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew to Spearhead ByteDance's Rising Social Media Star, Lemon8
Naver Reportedly Losing Market Share in Online Search Industry
Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition Approved by Korean Regulators
The Supreme Court just shriveled federal protection for wetlands, leaving many of these valuable ecosystems at risk
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Puma's Ambitious Sustainability Progress: 70% Products Made From 'Better Materials' in 2022, Aims for 90% by 2025
European soccer is having another reckoning over racism – is it time to accept the problem goes beyond bad fans?