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Dr David Parker

Postdoctoral Research Associate & Teaching Fellow

Department of War Studies
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Tel: 02078 481298


Research Interests

  • Countering violent extremism
  • 21st Century US-Russian relations
  • International Relations Theory


David Parker is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. His  research, as part of the EU funded PRIME project, is focused on communication measures to prevent, interdict and mitigate lone actor extremist events in Europe. His doctoral research focused on how Cold War ideational legacies shape contemporary U.S. foreign policy towards Russia.

David couples his research role with a Teaching Fellow position in the Department. In 2015/16 David was module convenor for the BA module '21st Century Russian Foreign and Security Policy'.  In 2016/17 he is lecturing on the MA module 'Political Violence, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights'.

On a part-time basis David also supports the strategic local implementation of the UK government's counter-terrorism strategy (Prevent) in West London. 
David holds a BA in Modern History and Political Science from the University of Birmingham, an MA in International Relations from King’s College and a PhD from King's College London.


  • Tsygankov, Andrei P. and David Parker (2015), ‘The Securitization of Democracy: Freedom House Ratings of Russia’, European Security,           Vol.24, No.1, pp.77-100.
  • Parker, David (2013), ‘Book Review – The Cold War, by John Lamberton Harper’, The International Spectator, Vol.48, No.1.
  • Parker, David (2010), ‘Book Review – The Police in War: Fighting Insurgency, Terrorism and Violent Crime, by David H. Bayley and Robert M. Perito’, RUSI Journal, Vol.155, No.5.



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