Council on Geostrategy announces two new associate fellows

Today, the Council on Geostrategy is delighted to announce we will be working with two new associate fellows, adding to an already excellent roster.

The two new associate fellows are Professors Paul Cornish and Gareth Stansfield and both have been appointed Thomas Telford Associate Fellows in Strategic Power and Infrastructure.

Professor Cornish specialises in international security, national strategy, arms control, the ethics of armed force, civil-military relations and cyber security. In the past, he has worked for Chatham House,  the United Kingdom Defence Academy; the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College,
London; RAND Europe; and the universities of Cambridge, Bath and Exeter.

Professor Stansfield is Professor of Middle East Politics and the Al-Qasimi Chair of Arab Gulf Studies in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. With over 25 years’ experience of field-based research in Middle Eastern countries and the wider Islamic world, Professor Stansfield has published extensively on the politics of Iraq, Kurdistan, and the Gulf Cooperation Council. 

You can read their biographies here.

Commenting on the appointments, James Rogers, Director of Research at the Council on Geostrategy said:

We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Professor Paul Cornish and Professor Gareth Stansfield. Their expertise and experience is a credit to the Council on Geostrategy and their research will help us to take our organisation forward.

Professor Gareth Stansfield said:

I am delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the Council on Geostrategy and to be able to analyse and assess UK policy options in the international arena in a dynamic and intellectually agile setting. My own research experience and policy engagement activities have focused heavily on the Middle East. Irrespective of the changes and transformations that have taken place in this broad space since the early 1990s, the importance and centrality of the Middle East and North Africa to the UK, from trade, prosperity, and education, to defence, counter-terrorism, and security in general has remained paramount and my research will continue to address UK policy imperatives in this region.