Dr Saawani Raje-Byrne
Lecturer in War Studies Education
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.
- Civil-military relations
- Diplomatic history
- Military history
- Security and defence policy
- Indian foreign policy.
- Particular focus on South Asian history, security and foreign policy.
- “Global Britain: The View from India” (forthcoming)
- Book Review: ‘Animosity at Bay’, Pallavi Raghavan, Journal for Contemporary History (forthcoming)
- “Diplomacy and Intelligence: Friends or Foes? A Comment on the Intelligence-Diplomacy Rivalry”, Strife Journal (10), Spring 2019.
- “Will India and Pakistan Go to War?” for Strife Blog (2019)
- “A Balancing Act? Women’s Participation in Indian Politics” for Strife Blog (2019)
- “Political leaders with military backgrounds: a comparison of India and the US” A feature for Strife Blog (2018)
- “Would a NATO-like security alliance work in South Asia?” for The Asia Dialogue, University of Nottingham (2017)