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Beatrice Heuser holds the Chair in International Relations at the University of Reading. She has degrees from the Universities of London (BA, MA) and Oxford (DPhil), and a Habilitation from the Philipps-University of Marburg. From 1991-2003 she taught at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and then Chair of International and Strategic Studies. She has also taught at four French universities/higher education institutions (including the Universities Paris I and IV (Sorbonne), and at two German universities. From 1997-1998, she worked in the International Staff at NATO headquarters in Brussels. From 2003-2007 she worked as Director for Research at the Military History Research Office of the Bundeswehr in Potsdam. Heuser’s publications include work on nuclear strategy - NATO, Britain, France and the FRG: Nuclear Strategies and Forces for Europe (1997); Nuclear Mentalities? (1998); and The Bomb: Nuclear Weapons in their Historical, Strategic and Ethical Context (1999). She has also worked more generally on the history of strategy, with major works on Reading Clausewitz (2002); and The Evolution of Strategy (2010) covering the period from Antiquity to the Present. She has researched and edited volumes on insurgencies and counter-insurgency (including special issues of Small Wars and Insurgencies (2014) and Civil Wars (2013).