Patrick Porter is Professor of International Security and Strategy at the University of Birmingham. He is also Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, London. He researches the interaction of power and ideas in the making of foreign and defence policy in the U.S. and U.K, and in shaping their conflicts.
He has written three books: Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq (Oxford University Press, 2018); The Global Village Myth: Distance, War and the Limits of Power (Georgetown University Press, 2015) and Military Orientalism: Eastern War through Western Eyes (Columbia University Press, 2009.
He has also written articles in International Security, the Journal of Strategic Studies, International Affairs, Security Dialogue, Diplomacy and Statecraft, and War in History. He writes regularly for The National Interest online. And he has appeared as an expert witness before the parliamentary Defence Select Committee, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, and the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.