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Warren Chin joined the Defence Studies Department in 1999 where he teaches international politics, war, strategy, defence economics and military history. From 1995-99 he worked in the War Studies Department at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and taught strategy and military history. From 1992-95 he was a visiting lecturer at London Guildhall University where he taught British politics and government and international politics.

He is editor of the Defence Studies Journal and was the academic director to the British Army’s Command and Staff Course from 2003-2006. In 2008 he became the Director of Academic Support at the Royal College of Defence Studies and is responsible for supporting the college’s course on international security and national strategy, and the delivery of a Masters Degree in International Studies.

He has also worked as an advisor for PA Consulting which was employed by the Pentagon and MOD to prepare a report on network centric warfare in low intensity operations, and has participated in MOD sponsored workshops on the future of defence policy. Finally he has worked with the British military’s Doctrine, Concepts and Development Centre (DCDC) and participated in workshops and seminars on security, the future of conflict and stabilisation doctrine. His current research focuses on terrorism and counter insurgency and he is writing a book on the UK’s strategy and operations in the war on terror.

PhD Supervision

Dr Chin is happy to provide PhD supervision in the following subject areas:

  • Insurgency
  • Terrorism
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Counterterrorism
  • Future Conflict
  • Utility of Military Power

Research Interests

  • Strategy and Warfare
  • Insurgency
  • Counter-insurgency
  • Terrorism
  • Future Conflict
  • British Defence Policy
  • British Weapons Acquisition Policy


Dr Warren Chin PURE Profile