Transatlantic Programme - America and the World: US Foreign Policy in the run-up to 2008

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Christopher Coker is a Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics, and Adjunct Professor, Staff College, Oslo. He is the author most recently of The Future of War: the re-enchantment of war in the Twenty-First Century (Blackwell 2004), Waging War without Warriors (2002), and Humane Warfare (2001). He is also the author of The Twilight of the West (1997); War and the Twentieth Century (1994), and Britain's Defence Policy in the 1990s: an intelligent person's guide to the defence debate (1992).   

He was a NATO Fellow in 1981, and has served two terms on the Council of the RUSI. He is a serving member of the Washington Strategy Seminar, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (Cambridge, Mass), the Black Sea University Foundation, the Moscow School of Politics and the LSE Cold War Studies Centre. Professor Coker is a former editor of The Atlantic Quarterly and The European Security Analyst. He is also on the Editorial Board of Millennium and The Journal of Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions.    

Professor Coker has advised several Conservative Party think tanks including the Institute for European Defence and Strategic Studies and the Centre for Policy Studies, and helped to draw up the Party's defence platform in the 1996 European Parliamentary Elections.  He has been a contributor to numerous newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Times; The Independent; The European, The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement and The Literary Review.   

He is a regular lecturer at the Royal College of Defence Studies (London), the NATO Defence College (Rome), the Centre for International Security (Geneva) and the National Institute for Defence Studies (Tokyo). He has spoken at other military institutions throughout the world, including Western Europe, North America, Australia and South-East Asia.   

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