Ed Arnold is a Research Fellow for European Security within the International Security Studies department at RUSI.
His experience covers defence, intelligence, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency, within the public and private sector. His primary research focus is on British defence, security, and foreign policy, specifically relating to the European security architecture and transatlantic cooperation. Ed has a particular interest in UK National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Reviews.
Ed joined RUSI from the private sector where he was a strategy consultant within the defence and security sector. His clients included multiple government departments and multi-national and SME private companies. Prior to consultancy, Ed was an infantry Officer within the British Army. His military career was primarily spent overseas, including deployments to Afghanistan and East Africa and a posting at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe during the Ukraine crisis.
Ed holds a MA War Studies from King’s College London and a BA (Hons) in International Politics from the University of Stirling, Scotland.
Report: ‘Delivering Global Britain’ The D Group, 25 March 2021
D Insights: ‘Rebalancing the UK national security machinery to think, plan and act strategically’, The D Group, 11 March 2021
D Insights: ‘Parliamentary Oversight of National Security’, The D Group, 22 October 2020
Report: ‘Securing Strategic Integration’ The D Group, 23 April 2020
‘Contest demands coordinated collaboration for national security’, PA Consulting, 4 June 2018
‘SDSR 2015 - Seizing the opportunities and delivering the strategy’, PA Consulting, 2015