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Dr Saawani Raje-Byrne is a lecturer in International History education at the Department of War studies, King’s College London where she teaches postgraduate and undergraduate students. Previously, she was a lecturer in Defence Studies education at the King’s College London Defence Studies Department and taught at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at Shrivenham. She was awarded a PhD from King’s College London in January 2021.

Her research is interdisciplinary, with her areas of interest including civil-military relations, South Asian security, Indian foreign policy, diplomatic and military history, and international relations, with a particular focus on South Asia. While currently working on a monograph based on her PhD thesis, she is also broadening her research focus to examine armies of the British Empire and questions of loyalty.


Research interests

  • Civil-military relations
  • Diplomatic history
  • Military history
  • Security and defence policy
  • Indian foreign policy.
  • Particular focus on South Asian history, security and foreign policy.