The sad news of the death of Professor Colin S Gray has left a huge gap in the global strategic studies community.
No one made a greater or more original and intellectually rigorous contribution to the field. His prolific output of books and articles explored a wide range of topics and he was happy to adopt a controversially unfashionable approach to many of them. Colin S Gray was born in Oxfordshire, where his father was serving in the RAF, on 29 December 1943. The family moved to Kent after the war and Colin attended the King’s School, Rochester. His first university was Manchester
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