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Senior Associate Fellow

Patrick Porter is Professor of Strategic Studies at the University of Exeter, where he is the Academic Director of the Strategy and Security Institute. He is also Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). 

He was born and grew up in Australia, and graduated at the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford, where he obtained his doctorate in history. He has also worked at the Joint Services Command and Staff College at the British Defence Academy, King's College London, and the University of Reading.

His research interests are American and British defence and foreign policy from 1941 to the present, as well as political realism and geopolitics in general. He is writing a book on Britain's War in Iraq, with Oxford University Press. He is also the author of Military Orientalism: Eastern War through Western Eyes, and The Global Village Myth: Distance, War and the Limits of Power.

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