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Dr Geraint Hughes
Geraint Hughes

Dr Geraint Hughes

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Reader in Diplomatic and Military History

Programme Director for the Intermediate Command and Staff Course (Land).

Research subject areas

  • Conflict
  • History
  • International relations
  • Policy
  • Politics
  • Security

Contact details


Geraint Hughes studied for a BA in History at the University of Durham from October 1994 to June 1997, subsequently completing an MA in War Studies at King’s College London (1997-1998) and his PhD at the same institution (September 1998-October 2002).

Prior to his appointment with DSD in July 2005 he taught part-time with the War Studies Department. Dr Hughes served with the Territorial Army (London Regiment) between June 1999 and April 2005, and saw active service in Iraq on Telic 4 (May-November 2004).

He has written two books (Harold Wilson’s Cold War: The Labour Government and East-West Politics, 1964-1970 and My Enemy’s Enemy: Proxy Warfare in International Politics), and several articles, including ones published in Diplomatic History, International Affairs, The International History Review, The Journal of Cold War Studies, The Journal of Military History,The Journal of Strategic Studies and Survival. He is currently working on his next book Britain and Dhofar War in Oman, 1963-1976: A Covert War in Arabia.

Dr Hughes is also one of the convenors for the International History Seminar Group at the Institute of Historical Research.


Research Interests

  • Cold War History.
  • British Foreign and Defence Policy since 1945.
  • Counter-insurgency: historical and contemporary conflicts.
  • The Dhofar Conflict, Oman.
  • Proxy Warfare.
  • The Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, 2003-2011.
  • Land Warfare since 1945.



Dr Geraint Hughes PURE Profile


Subject Areas

  • Military history
  • International history