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Andrew Horton
Andrew Horton

Andrew Horton

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • Security


Since 2004, Andrew Horton has worked in various intelligence, operational and policy roles within the UK Government in the areas of export controls, non-proliferation and arms control. Andrew is a senior technical policy adviser in the UK Government’s Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) and Counter-Proliferation and Arms Control Centre (CPACC).

Since 2013, Andrew has been the head of the UK technical delegation to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), and in 2019 Andrew took on the chair of the MTCR’s Technical Experts Meeting. In addition to the MTCR role, Andrew is the UK head of technical delegation to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Over his career Andrew has been involved with all four of the Multilateral Export Control Regimes (MECR), as well as with other international counter-proliferation fora.

In addition to Andrew’s extensive experience in policy work, he has experience in the use of satellite imagery analysis for non-proliferation and arms control verification.

Andrew is a guest lecture on the Cranfield University Ballistic and Cruise Missile Technology course at the Defence Academy of the UK Shrivenham. He also been involved in a range of outreach activities and training to a range of international governments and organisations.

Andrew regularly advises government and industry on proliferation aspects of space security, both in terms on missile proliferation risks but also in wider aspects of space weaponization.

He holds an BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, an MSc Space Science and Technology as well as an MA Science and Security.


  • Missile non-proliferation
  • Missile defence
  • Space weaponization and security
  • Non-proliferation technical policy
  • Role of technical intelligence in strategic arms controls and counter-proliferation

Andrew’s primary research interest is in missile non-proliferation and wider arms controls on strategic weapon systems, including nuclear weapons and space-based systems. Andrew also has an interest in the synergies between export controls and other arms control approaches.