College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Discipline: Strategy and Security Institute
Department: Strategy and Security Institute
My research critically examines the UK’s use of military force to neutralise perceived security threats. I am interested in challenging (unhelpful) assumptions which pervade current military responses to supposed security threats.
To this end, I rely on Carl von Clausewitz’s insights in to the nature of war and newer security theories to both critique and instruct UK security policy. In short, the aim here is to use theory to inform security practice and vice versa.
Ultimately, in line with the ethos of the Strategy and Security Institute, this research is motivated by a desire to contribute to the stream of knowledge that shapes UK security policy.
- UK security policy
- Security threats
- Military strategy
- Carl von Clausewitz's theory on war
- Securitization theory
- Just war theory
Other interests: I am both humbled and inspired by people who endeavour to protect human, animal, and environmental rights. I support the following organisations:
- Challenging the discrimination of Sikhs by the Indian government: http://www.sikhsforjustice.org/
- Demanding justice for the 1984 Genocide of Sikhs: http://www.1984yesitsgenocide.org/
- Supporting wounded military service persons: http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/
- Protecting hedgehogs http://www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk
- Birds, wildlife, and habitats:http://www.rspb.org.uk/
- Human rights: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/
- The gift of eyesight: http://www.sightsavers.org.uk/
- Access to clean water: http://www.wateraid.org/uk/
I am fascinated by the gentle beauty of Orangutans and hope to help out at a conservation in Borneo in the near future.