Andrew Gawthorpe

Andrew Gawthorpe

Special Advisory Group

UK Defence Academy

Andrew Gawthorpe is a teaching fellow in the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and a doctoral researcher in the Defence Studies Department of King's College London. He holds an M.A. and an M.Phil in History with distinction from the University of Cambridge, where he was Allen Scholar in the 2006 - 07 academic year.  He has also worked in the British Cabinet Office. His popular writing on international affairs has appeared in the print or online editions of The Los Angeles Times, Stars and Stripes, The Diplomat, The National Interest, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Gulf News (Dubai), The Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg), and The Huffington Post UK, as well as regional newspapers across the United States.  His analyses of international affairs have been translated into Vietnamese, Turkish and Portuguese.


Gawthorpe, A. J. 'The Ford Administration and Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific, 1975 – 77', Historical Journal 52, 3 (2009), pp. 697 – 716.

Gawthorpe, A. J.  Review of Donald Gross, The China Fallacy: How the U.S. Can Benefit from China's Rise and Avoid another Cold War in International Journal (March  2014).

Gawthorpe, A. J. 'High Time for an Obama Syria Strategy', The National Interest, 29 August 2013,

Gawthorpe, A. J.  'Could Ukraine Drive Nuclear Proliferation in Asia?', The Diplomat, 14 March 2014,

Gawthorpe, A. J.  'Reopening the Middle East's Pandora's Box', The National Interest, 19 August 2013,