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Samir Puri

Adjunct Professor in International Relations


Dr. Puri is Lecturer in International Relations, King's College, London. Prior to his position at King's College, Dr. Puri has held positions at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (2009-15) and RAND Corporation (2006-09). He has a PhD in International Relations from Cambridge University and a MA in War Studies from King's College, London. While at King's College he provides analysis for the media on counter-terrorism and foreign policy matters for Sky News, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph and The Guardian.

Dr. Puri's publications include: Books: Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: The Difficulty of Security Strategic Outcomes, IISS Adelphi Series, 459 (London/New York: Routledge) (2016); Pakistan's War on Terrorism: Strategies for Combating Jihadist Groups Since 9/11, Asia Security Series (Oxon/New York: Routledge) (2011).
Journal articles: "Romania: Black Sea Security and NATO's South-Eastern Frontline," in The New Strategist (forthcoming); "The strategic hedging of Iran, Russia and China: Juxtaposing participation in the global system with regional revisionism," in Journal of Global Security Studies, 2:4, 307-323 (2017); "Brinkmanship, not COIN, in Pakistan’s post-9/11 Internal War," in Small Wars and Insurgencies, 28:1, 218-232 (2017); "Fathoming Pakistan's Cycles of Instability," in RUSI Journal, 152:5, 52-56 (2007); "The Role of Intelligence in Deciding the Battle of Britain," in Intelligence and National Security, 21:3, 416-439 (2006).



  • Europe
  • Pakistan
  • Ukraine
  • Western Europe


  • Counterterrorism
  • Diplomacy
  • Strategic and Security Issues