Professor Guy Rowlands’ Inaugural Lecture

Professor Guy Rowlands will be giving his Inaugural Lecture at the University of St Andrews on Wednesday 19th April at 5.15pm in School III of St Salvator’s Quadrangle on North Street, St Andrews.  ‘Glamping with Guns. Louis XIV, the Camp of Compiègne, and the Origins of the Modern Military Exercise’. The history of war and … Read more

Professor Eliot A Cohen gives talk at St Andrews

Professor Eliot A Cohen is Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He will introduce his new book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force (New York: Basic Books, 2016), but he will be happy to discuss students’ dissertation topics. Arts seminar … Read more

Sir Michael Fallon visit to St Andrews

The Institute for the Study of War and Strategy was delighted to host the UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon on 2 February 2017. He gave postgraduate students from the School of International Relations the opportunity of engaging in discussion in a closed session before he delivered a lecture on ‘Resurgent Russia’ … Read more

The British Home Front 1914-1918

The centenary of the First World War has been and continues to be commemorated at national level with events to mark the major military and political waypoints, from the outbreak of war by way of Gallipoli, the Somme and Ypres to the armistice. And yet the war’s scale demanded more than just a major military … Read more

Sir Hew Strachan

‘Sir Hew Strachan is his favourite strategist’: Thomas E Ricks on Trump’s choice of Gen ret James Mattis for Defense Secretary. See also ‘What Gen Mattis’s favorite strategist thinks of the election of Trump’  

Dr Rory Cox

Dr Rory Cox has won Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaboration Research Fellowship. Rory has been appointed to a year-long Humanities Collaboration Research fellowship, based jointly at the California Institute of Technology and the Huntington Library, during the academic year 2017-2018. The fellowship is part of a programme led by Professors Warren Brown and Jennifer Jahner. The two-year research project explores … Read more

Professor Phillips O’Brien

In September 2016 Professor Phillips O’Brien joined the Institute for the Study of War and Strategy as the University of St Andrews new chair in Strategic Studies. He was drawn to the job by the chance to work with some of the greatest scholars in the field today, coming from a range of disciplines such … Read more