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HSC Deputy Director gives commentary on the progress of Russia’s war in Ukraine

16 March, 2022

HSC Deputy Director Dr Rowan Allport has offered his views on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine to CNN and radio host Michael Smerconish on his SiriusXM programme.

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Image: a destroyed Russian BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle near Mariupol, Ukraine (Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine via CC BY-SA 4.0)

About Rowan Allport

Dr Rowan Allport is a Deputy Director who leads the HSC's Security and Defence team. Rowan holds a PhD in Political Science and an MA in Conflict, Governance and Development from the University of York, as well as a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Hull. Specialising in strategic analysis and international security, Rowan's primary areas of interest lie in the defence issues in and around the NATO region, interstate conflict and US foreign policy discourse. He is also the lead author of HSC's recent ‘Fire and Ice: A New Maritime Strategy for NATO’s Northern Flank’ report. Rowan's publication credits include articles and commentary in The Diplomat, The Hill, DefenseOne, RealClearDefense, The Strategist, UK Defence Journal, Politics.co.uk and The National Interest. He has previously worked as a lobbyist for the Whitehouse Consultancy in Westminster, and as a Senior Analyst for RAND Europe's Security, Defence and Infrastructure team.