Walter Ladwig

Associate Fellow; Senior Lecturer in International Relations, War Studies at KCL


Dr. Walter C. Ladwig III is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. His research interests include South Asian security, U.S. foreign policy, and irregular warfare. Walter’s scholarly work has been published in a number of academic journals including International Security, the Journal of Strategic Studies, and Asian Survey, among others.  He recently published The Forgotten Front: Patron-Client Relationships in Counter Insurgency (Cambridge 2017) which examines the often-difficult relations between the U.S. and local governments it is supporting in counterinsurgency and he is current writing a book on Indian defense policy.

Walter has commented on international affairs for the Washington Post, the Financial Times, and the BBC and his opinion pieces have appeared in a number of newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Indian Express. He has been a summer associate at the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C., a predoctoral fellow at the Miller Center of Public and International Affairs at the University of Virginia, and previously taught courses on insurgency, terrorism, and Cold War history at the University of Oxford. He received a B.A. from the University of Southern California, an M.P.A. from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford.

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