Paul Schulte

Honorary Professor
Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security

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Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security
School of Government and Society
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT

Paul Schulte is an expert on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Verification, and a member of a number of high level advisory groups including: the CSIS European Trilateral Nuclear Dialogue Group, the EU Nonproliferation Consortium, and the Foreign Office Unofficial Experts Advisory Group. He is also on the UN Secretary General's list of accredited international disarmament experts.


Paul Schulte is a Non-Resident Senior Associate of  the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, a Research Fellow in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College London. In 2004, Paul was Director of Defence Organisation in the Office of National Security Affairs in Iraq, responsible for rebuilding the Iraqi Ministry of Defence and advising senior Iraqi officials. In 2004, he was the founding Head of the UK's interdepartmental Post Conflict Reconstruction Unit (now the Stabilisation Unit) which conducted the first integrated civil/military campaign plan in UK expeditionary history, for Helmand Province.

He is a qualified, and formerly practising, group psychotherapist, and the (rigorously secular) Co Chair of the Council of Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament (CCADD)




  • Ethical aspects of conflict and disarmament and consequences for the political sustainability of various security choices
  • The future of Just War Theory and the implications of emerging technologies; cross domain deterrence
  • Non -proliferation and verification
  • The history, future and interpenetration of terrorist psychologies, ideologies and methods
  • Intervention, Stabilisation and counterinsurgency
  • Media treatments of conflict
  • Nuclear history and deterrence theory
  • NATO nuclear posture and doctrine
  • Cyber security and cyber deterrence
  • National Strategic Cultures, evolution and interlocking implications
  • Strategic and Moral Implications of Drone Warfare