James Rogers is Editor-in-Chief of The British Interest and Director of the Global Britain Programme at the Henry Jackson Society in London. Previously, he was Director of the Department of Political and Strategic Studies at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia. He holds a BScEcon (Hons) from Aberystwyth University and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge.
John HemmingsContributing Editor
Dr John Hemmings is Contributing Editor for the Indo-Pacific for The British Interest. Previously, he was Director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society. He holds an BA from the University of Cardiff, an MA from King's College, London and a PhD from the London School of Economics.
Nikita MalikContributing Editor
Nikita Malik is Contributing Editor for Terrorism and Extremism at The British Interest and Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society. She holds an MA and MSc from the University of Oxford and an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Thomas PeakCurator, Telegram Series
Dr Thomas Peak is also the Curator of the Telegram Series for The British Interest. He is also Research and Outreach Officer at the Engelsberg Programme for Applied History at the Forum on Geopolitics at the University of Cambridge. He holds a BA from Queen Mary, University of London, an MA from the University of Oxford, and a PhD from Central European University.
John Reagan is the pen name of an academic at a prominent university in London. The author does not wish to release their name due to the pressure many scholars are under in some British universities to not criticise the policies of the government of China. Entities in China sometimes provide funding for those universities or their research programmes.
Robert Clark is a postgraduate student at the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. Previously, he was a Research Assistant at the Henry Jackson Society and served with the British Army (2007-2016), where he undertook operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr Philip Shetler-Jones is an Honorary Research Fellow at the White Rose East Asia Centre at the University of Sheffield. He is also employed at the World Economic Forum in Geneva. His contributions reflect a personal point of view, and are not representative of any organisation.
Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History at Kings College, London, where he directs the Laughton Naval Unit. He is also a member of the Royal Historical Society. His latest book – which won the 2018 Gilder Lehrman Book Prize in Military History – is ‘Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict that Made the Modern World’ (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018).
Eloise Davies is a Researcher at the University of Cambridge. She specialises in early conceptions of sovereignty and the intellectual connections between England and Venice in the seventeenth century. She holds a BA and MPhil in Political Thought from the University of Cambridge.
Philip Hitchings recently completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge on British-Habsburg relations during the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714). He is currently researching British diplomacy and statecraft during the reign of Queen Anne.
Zaki Cooper advises leaders on philanthropy and communications. He has previously worked for Sir Lloyd Dorfman, the Royal Household, Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and a range of corporations. He has written and spoken widely, including on soft power and previously served on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Diplomatic Excellence Panel.
Tobias Cremer is a Researcher at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the intersections of politics and religion, past and present. He holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Sciences Po Paris, an MPhil in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and an MA in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.
Brendan SimmsSenior Writer
Prof Brendan Simms is the Director of the Forum on Geopolitics, University of Cambridge, and the author of ‘Three Victories and a defeat: The rise and fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783’ (London, 2007), and ‘Britain’s Europe: A thousand years of conflict and cooperation’ (London, 2016).
Sam Goodman is a trustee of the British Foreign Policy Group and the author of ‘Imperial Premiership: The Role of the Modern Prime Minister in Foreign Policy Making, 1964-2015’ (Manchester University Press, 2015). He is currently working as a political adviser to Peter Dowd MP, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and has previously worked for a variety of Labour parliamentarians.
Naman Habtom-Desta is the Senior Vice-President of the Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum. He is also a freelance writer who focuses on international affairs and security policy.
Martin Todd is a PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and an active member of the Forum on Geopolitics. From 2016 to 2018 he was the Assistant Head of the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict.
Dr Andrew C. Thompson is an Official Fellow and Senior College Teaching Officer in History at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. He has written extensively on eighteenth-century British politics and international relations. His works include ‘George II: King and Elector’ (2011).
Rian Whitton is a Researcher in Strategic Technologies at ABI Research, where he focuses on Robotics, Automation, and Intelligent Systems. He holds an MA in Science and Security from King’s College, London and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Sheffield.
By James Rogers