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HSC Senior Fellow comments on performance of UK Defence Secretary

April 11, 2018

HSC Senior Fellow Dr Rowan Allport has had a comment piece on UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson’s first six months in office published by Politics.co.uk. The full article can be read here.

Image: Gavin Williamson (right) meets US Secretary of Defense General James Mattis (left) and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (Source: US Department of Defense/US Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

About Rowan Allport

Dr Rowan Allport is a Deputy Director who leads the HSC's Security and Defence team. Rowan holds a PhD in Politics and a 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 Foreign Policy, 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.