Matthew Harries

Managing Editor of Survival; Research Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs


Research interests: Transatlantic politics and security, deterrence, nuclear-weapons policy.

Background: Dr Matthew Harries is Managing Editor of Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, and Research Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs at the IISS. Before joining the institute in November 2014, Matthew was a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where he was lead author of a study on conventional deterrence. His PhD, on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Global Uncertainties programme, and supervised at King’s by Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman. Whilst at King’s Matthew also founded and managed a track-two dialogue between early-career British and Chinese nuclear-policy researchers and practitioners, and co-edited the NPT Briefing Book

Matthew is a trustee of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC), and a member of the board of advisors of the Project on Nuclear Issues at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford in 2008 with first class honours in modern history and politics.

Joined IISS: November 2014

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