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Ms Suzanne Raine

Ms Suzanne Raine

  • Visiting

Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies


Suzanne Raine served in the Foreign Office from 1995-2019. This included postings in Poland, Iraq and Pakistan. She specialised in counter-terrorism, holding a number of senior domestic appointments including Head of the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre from 2015-2017 and Director Counter Terrorism from 2017-19. She was also a senior member of the UK government assessment community. She is now an Affiliate Lecturer at the Centre for Geopolitics at Cambridge University and a Trustee at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the Imperial War Museum (IWM) and at Stop the Traffik, a charity aiming to disrupt human trafficking worldwide.


Research Interest and Areas of Expertise

  • Managing risk in high threat or crisis situations
  • The role of assessment in decision-making
  • Evolution of counter-terrorism policy and it's effectiveness
  • Islamist terrorist groups