Staff

Leadership

James Rogers

James Rogers

Co-Founder and Director of Research

Main areas of expertise: British geostrategic and maritime power, ‘Global Britain’, and Euro-Atlantic, Indo-Pacific and Polar geopolitics
James Rogers is Co-founder and Director of Research at the Council on Geostrategy, where he specialises in geopolitics and British strategic policy. Previously, he held positions at the Henry Jackson Society, the Baltic Defence College, and the European Union Institute for Security Studies. He has been invited to give oral evidence at the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and International Development committees in the Houses of Parliament. He holds an MPhil in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge and an award-winning BSc Econ (Hons) in International Politics and Strategic Studies from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

James has appeared on Times Radio, Sky News and LBC Radio and has written for Times Red BoxThe Spectator and CityAM.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5627

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

Co-Founder and Director of Strategy

Areas of expertise: Eastern European and Baltic politics and security
Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė is Co-founder and Director of Strategy at the Council on Geostrategy where she is responsible for the organisation’s strategic development and external affairs and specialises in Eastern European and Baltic politics and security. Her previous experience included roles at the Henry Jackson Society and an internship at the Lithuanian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. She holds an MA in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College, London, and a BA in Political Science from Vilnius University.

Viktorija has appeared on Times Radio, Sky News and LBC Radio, written for Times Red Box and been quoted in The Sunday Express.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5626

Research

Patrick Triglavcanin

Research Assistant

Patrick Triglavcanin is a Research Assistant at the Council on Geostrategy. He holds a BA in Sociolegal Studies from the University of Western Australia and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and National Security (1st Class Hons.) from Curtin University.

Patrick has written for the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief and The China Story.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5629

Operations

Richard Payne

Communications Coordinator

Richard Payne is Communications Coordinator at the Council on Geostrategy. He holds a BA in International Relations and Political Science and a MSc in Global Cooperation and Security, both from the University of Birmingham.

Richard has written for CityAM.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5625

John Dobson

Policy Relations and Events Coordinator

John Dobson is Policy Relations and Events Coordinator at the Council on Geostrategy. Previously, he worked as a Parliamentary Researcher, for Lord Tyler, Baroness Kramer and Lord Sharkey, assisting all three across a broad spectrum of policy. He holds a BA (Hons.) in British Politics and Legislative Studies from the University of Hull.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 3915 5624

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