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Dr Christopher Tuck is a Reader in the Defence Studies Department. He has previously been a Lecturer in the Department of Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and a Research Intern at Saferworld, a foreign policy lobbying group.

He has been at the Staff College since 1997. He has an MSc Econ in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberystwyth and a PhD from Reading University. He is currently researching the problems of assessing and defining strategic success in the context of the use of military power.

Research Interests

  • Strategy, especially in relation to conflict termination
  • Counterinsurgency operations, in particular British Operations in Borneo 1963-66
  • Land warfare
  • Amphibious warfare 

MA Special Subject

The American Civil War 

PhD Supervision

Dr Tuck is happy to offer supervision in the following subject areas:

  • Strategy
  • War Termination
  • Counterinsurgency (COIN)
  • Land Warfare
  • British Operations in Borneo 1963-66


Dr Chris Tuck PURE Profile