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Biography

Professor Dorman trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, qualifying in 1990 before returning to academia. He has previously taught at the University of Birmingham, where he completed his masters and doctoral degrees, and the Royal Naval College Greenwich. He is currently the editor of International Affairs, the Chatham House journal published by Oxford University Press https://academic.oup.com/iaand a Research Associate at the University of Pretoria.

Research Interests

Andrew Dorman’s research focuses on the interaction of policy and strategy, utilising the case studies of British defence and security policy and European Security. He has held grants with the ESRC, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Ministry of Defence and US Army War College.

  • British Defence and Security Policy
  • Changing Character of Conflict
  • European Security
  • British civil-military relations
  • Nuclear Strategy

Teaching

Professor Dorman teaches on various courses within the Defence Studies Department at the Defence Academy of the UK.

PhD Supervision

First Supervisor:

1. Joanne Campbell, Within the field of international defence engagement, research into the utility of semantics is necessary. Situating the Oriental (ISIL) Islamic Other. How discourse shapes the UK Defence narrative. 8/03/2016 → …

2. Andrew Harris - The Mason Defence Review of 1974-75: an apolitical defence review? 1/10/2016 → …

 

Publications

Books

  • ‘The Future of British defence policy’, IFRI focus strategique no.74, ISBN 978-2-36567-747-9, 2017, https://www.ifri.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/dorman_british_defence_policy_2017.pdf
  • Providing for National Security: A Comparative Analysis, co-edited with Joyce Kaufman, (Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014), ISBN 978-0-8047-9066-6 (Cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9155-7 (pbk), pp.317.
  • The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Perceptions, Policy and Practice, co-edited with Joyce Kaufman, (Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011), ISBN 978-0-8047-7196-2 (Hbk), ISBN 978-0-8047-7197-9 (pbk), pp.322.
  • Blair’s Successful War: British Military Intervention in Sierra Leone, (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009), ISBN 978-0-7546-7299-9, pp.159.
  • Defence under Thatcher, 1979-89, Southampton Studies in International Policy, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002), ISBN 0-333-94709-6, pp.219.

Book chapters

  • ‘Defence and Intelligence Diplomacy,’ with Matthew RH Uttley, in Global Diplomacy: Theories, Types, and Model, edited by A Holmes and S Rofe, (Boulder: Co: Westview Press, 2016), pp.196-215.
  • ‘A Peculiarly British Revolution: Missing the Point or Just Avoiding Change?’ in Reassessing the Revolution in Military Affairs: Transformation, Evolution and Lessons Learnt, edited by Jeffrey Collins and Andrew Futter, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp.33-50.
  • ‘The United Kingdom: Innocence lost in the war in Afghanistan?’, in Coalition Challenges in Afghanistan: the Politics of Alliance, edited by Gale A Mattox and Steve M Grenier, (Stanford University Press, 2015), pp.108-22.
  • Co-authored with Joyce Kaufman, ‘Introduction’ and ‘Conclusions’, in The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Perceptions, Policy and Practice, edited by Andrew M Dorman and Joyce Kaufman, (Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011), pp.1-15 & 232-8.
  • ‘Transatlantic Relations: the United Kingdom’, in The Future of Transatlantic Relations: Perceptions, Policy and Practice, edited by Andrew M Dorman and Joyce Kaufman, (Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011), pp.78-94.

Research Articles

  • ‘Complex security and strategic latency: the UK Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015’, co-author with Paul Cornish, International Affairs, vol.91, no.2, March 2015, pp.351-70.
  • ‘More than a storm in a tea cup - the defence and security implications of Scottish independence’, International Affairs, vol.90, no.3, May 2014, pp.679-96.
  • ‘Making 2 + 2 = 5: The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review’, Defense and Security Analysis, vol.27, no.1, March 2011, pp.77-87.
  • ‘Breaking the mould: the United Kingdom Strategic Defence Review 2010’, co-authored with Paul Cornish, International Affairs, vol.86, no.2, March 2010, pp.395-410.
  • Blair’s Wars and Brown's Budgets: From Strategic Defence Review to Strategic Decay in Less than a Decade’, co-authored with Paul Cornish, International Affairs, vol.85, no.2, March 2009, pp.247-61.

Policy papers

  • ‘The Future of British defence policy’, IFRI focus strategique no.74, ISBN 978-2-36567-747-9, 2017, 57.
  • Security Sector Horizon Scanning 2016 – Middle East, co-edited with Tom O’Brien, Laura Cleary and Matthew Craig, to support British Army’s AGILE WARRIOR, (Shrivenham: Cranfield University, 2016), ISBN 978-1-907413-39-1, pp.234.
  • ‘A Benefit, not a Burden: The Security, Economic and Strategic Value of Britain’s Defence Industry’, co-authored with Matthew Uttley & Benedict Wilkinson, King’s Policy Institute Paper, April 2015, pp.75.
  • ‘How will the overarching global political order change over the next 30 years?’, co-authored with Tracey German, Background report for the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, June 2016.
  • ‘The academic view’ in Perspectives on non-competitive defence spending, Single Source Regulation Office, September 2016, pp.37-38.

Media articles

Professor Andrew Dorman PURE Profile