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PROFESSOR MICHAEL CLARKE is a defence and security analyst and author. He was the Director General of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) from 2007 to 2015. Prior to that he was Professor of Defence Studies at King’s College London, the founder of its Centre for Defence Studies and then its International Policy Institute, and Deputy Vice-Principal responsible for research development at KCL. He has taught international relations and security studies in a number of universities and remains a Visiting Professor at King’s College and also at the University of Exeter, where he is associate director of its Strategy and Security Institute. He is an alumni and Fellow of the University of Aberystwyth, and of the Royal College of Defence Studies. He remains a Distinguished Fellow at RUSI. He has been a specialist advisor to a number of Parliamentary Select Committees and served on both the Prime Minister’s National Security Forum and the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Panel.

His most recent books include, The Challenge of Defending Britain (Manchester UP, 2019), Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security (with Helen Ramscar) (I.B.Taurus, 2019) and Britain’s Persuaders: Soft Power in a Hard World (with Helen Ramscar) (I.B.Taurus, 2022). He is a frequent contributor in British and international print media and regularly appears as an analyst of contemporary conflicts on BBC TV and radio and on Sky News.

Publications - Authored Books: Recent writing includes Tipping Point: Britain, Brexit and Security in the 2020s (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury 2019); The Challenges of Defending (Manchester UP 2019); The Afghan Papers: Committing Britain to War in Helmand, 200506 (2011 RUSI/Routledge); plus 6 titles on security subjects; Edited Books; 17; Journal Articles: 88 in leading international peer reviewed journals; Other Publications: 18 in collections on security .