Professor Tracey German

Senior Associate Fellow; Deputy Dean of Studies (Research), Defence Studies Department, King's College London


Professor Tracey German is a Professor of Conflict and Security in the Defence Studies Department at King’s College London. Her research focuses on Russian foreign and security policies, particularly Russia’s use of force in the post-Soviet space, conflict and security in the Caucasus and Caspian regions, and the impact of NATO/EU enlargement on Russia’s relations with its neighbours.

Prior to joining Defence Studies in 2004, she taught at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the University of Aberdeen, and spent several years as a research manager for a business intelligence company, specialising in energy security in Russia and the post-Soviet states. She speaks Russian and has travelled extensively across the post-Soviet area.

Her current research explores Russian views of the changing character of conflict and what lessons Russia has drawn from Western military activity over the past two decades.

Publications include - The Ukrainian Crisis: the role of, and implications for, sub-state and non-state actors, edited with Emmanuel Karagiannis (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017) and Regional Cooperation in the South Caucasus: Good Neighbours or Distant Relatives? (Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012), as well as articles in journals such as International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy and East European Politics.

She is a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI.

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