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Dr Walter Ladwig III

Lecturer in International Relations


Room K7.09

Department of War Studies




Office hours: Thursdays 14.30-16.30 during term time. 

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I am a Lecturer and part of the core faculty for the new BA in International Relations. I am also a visiting fellow in Asian Security at the Royal United Services Institution. I joined the department in 2013 from Oxford where I was a lecturer in the MPhil program in IR. Previously I held predoctoral fellowships at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C. I have a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.P.A. from Princeton University, and a PhD from the University of Oxford.

Research Interests

My academic work is squarely situated in the field of strategic studies, where my research interests include military strategy, counterinsurgency, U.S. foreign policy and defense politics, and the political and military implications of India’s emergence as great power. I have two active research programs, one exploring intra-state conflict, and the other focusing on security issues in South Asia. 

A list of Dr Walter Ladwig III's publications can be found here

I currently teach and convene the following BA module:

4SSW1007 History of the International System

5SSW2062 Statecraft, War, and Diplomcy

Expertise and Public Engagement

I have commented on international affairs for the BBC, Reuters, and the Associated Press and my commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the Indian Express, and the Japan Times.

Research Profile
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