Matthew Harries

Managing Editor, Survival; Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs and Nuclear Policy


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

Background: Dr Matthew Harries is Managing Editor of Survival: Global Politics and Strategy; Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs and Nuclear Policy 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, focusing on conventional deterrence issues. His PhD, on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), was completed at King's and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Global Uncertainties programme, forming part of Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman's research project on strategic scripts. Whilst at King’s Matthew also founded and managed a track-two dialogue between early-career British and Chinese nuclear-policy specialists, 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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