Andrew Somerville was a Research Fellow specialising in nuclear issues at RUSI. His research interests include nuclear strategy, deterrence, arms control, non-proliferation, and terrorism involving CBRN and other novel technologies. He is currently leading RUSI projects on these issues in India and China, as well as co-ordinating the UK Project On Nuclear Issues (UK PONI).
Andrew served at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) in the UK Ministry of Defence from 2005 to 2008.
He has also provided research and analysis at the International Centre for Security Analysis and the Centre for Science and Security Studies, based in the Department of War Studies, King's College London.
Andrew holds an MA in Science & Security from the Department of War Studies at King's College London, and a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London. He is an associate of the Royal College of Science.
RUSI articles and analysis by this author
Small Nuclear Forces: Five Perspectives
1 Dec 2011
In an era of smaller weapons stockpiles, what are the policy drivers for the medium-sized nuclear-weapon states - and how might they determine future disarmament?
Walking, not running: New START and the Nuclear Posture Review
16 Apr 2010
The achievements of the NPR and the signing of New START are the first steps towards President Obama’s stated goal of a nuclear free world. However limited their successes may be, their announcements signify real progress in nuclear disarmament.