Dr Alexander Woolfson

Associate Fellow


Dr Alexander Woolfson’s current research is focused on third power political interference in Latin America and the influence of non-European hybrid threats on Transatlantic security. He lectures frequently throughout Latin America to senior command audiences, most recently in Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay. He will be teaching on the COL-N staff course in Colombia, staff colleges in Peru, Uruguay and Paraguay and at the National Defence University in Argentina, where he is also a visiting professor. His other research areas include the politics of NATO and European security and the development of US strategic policy during and after the Cold War.

Alexander writes and comments regularly for the press. He previously served as senior communications adviser at the BBC, where he later worked as a radio journalist on the ‘World at One’ and ‘PM’ and defence analyst for BBC News.

He holds his MA from the University of Cambridge, his MSc from the London School of Economics where he also completed his PhD in the development of the policy of Containment during the Cold War. Alexander has held fellowships at Harvard University and the American Political Science Association and is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

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