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 his current research interests include counter-insurgency, the use of the military in counter-terrorism, proxy warfare, and the history of the Dhofar campaign in Oman (1963-1976).
MA Special Subject:
- British Counterinsurgency 1945-2014
Dr Hughes is currently unable to take on new PhD students
- Cold War History
- British Foreign and Defence Policy since 1945
- Counter-insurgency: historical and contemporary campaigns
- Counter-terrorism and the military
- Proxy Warfare
- The Dhofar conflict, Oman (1963-1976)
- The invasion and occupation of Iraq (2003-2011)
- Land Warfare since 1945
Dr Geraint Hughes PURE Profile