Philip Shetler-Jones

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones is a James Cook Associate Fellow in Indo-Pacific Geopolitics at the Council on Geostrategy. He works in the field of Europe-Asia security cooperation, with a personal focus on United Kingdom-Japan defence and security relations. After service in the Royal Marines, he worked in Peacekeeping with a number of organisations and for four years led the International Security Programme at the World Economic Forum.

13 September 2021

The Afghanistan withdrawal: a pivot, not a retreat

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones discusses the withdrawal from Afghanistan and argues that it represents changing priorities rather than defeat
15 July 2021

The Euro-Atlantic or the Indo-Pacific: a false choice

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones argues that British military deployments to the Indo-Pacific region do not come at the expense of its role in the defence of Europe
9 February 2022

How allies ‘position’ the United Kingdom

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones explains how key allies – the United States, Germany and Japan – ‘position’ the United Kingdom as an international actor
16 December 2021

Ten myths about the British ‘tilt’ to the Indo-Pacific

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones debunks ten of the most popular myths circulating about the United Kingdom’s ‘tilt’ to the Indo-Pacific region. What are they?
14 December 2021

A new type of Britain-Japan Alliance

Dr Philip Shetler-Jones assesses Britain’s ‘tilt’ towards the Indo-Pacific and new kind of alliance with Japan. Can both countries learn from the past?