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Dr Jack Watling
Research Fellow, Land Warfare
Dr Jack Watling is a Research Fellow at RUSI, responsible for the study of Land Warfare. Jack has recently published detailed studies of the British Army’s Strike Concept, achieving lethal effects with small UAVs, Iran’s strategic objectives and its capabilities, and British training and assistance programmes in Yemen between 2004-2015. He is currently working on allied integration into Multi-Domain Operations, and the Future of Fires, among other projects.
Jack's PhD examined the evolution of Britain’s policy responses to civil war in the early twentieth century. Prior to joining RUSI Jack worked in Iraq, Mali, Rwanda, Brunei, and further afield, embedded with Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces, and the Burkina Faso Army. Originally a journalist he has contributed to Reuters, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Haaretz, and others. Jack was shortlisted for the European Press Prize Distinguished Writing Award in 2016, and won the Breakaway Award at the International Media Awards in 2017.