Paul Schulte

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Paul Schulte is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College, University of London. He is also a Non-resident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on the future of deterrence, nuclear strategy, nuclear nonproliferation, cyber security, military ethics, and their political implications.

His government positions have included security policy in the Northern Ireland Office in Belfast, and British defence commitments between Morocco and Bangladesh. He became MODUK’s Director of Proliferation and Arms Control in 1997 (and so UK Commissioner on the UN Commissions for Iraqi Disarmament: UNSCOM and UNMOVIC). He was Director of Defence Organisation in the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad during 2004 and, later, founding Head of the U.K.’s interdepartmental Post Conflict Reconstruction Unit (now the Stabilisation Unit). Between 2006 and 2007 he was Chief Speechwriter for two UK Defence Secretaries.

His academic background includes a BSC Econ degree from the LSE, the Royal College of Defence Studies Senior Officers Course, and a Fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is also a qualified, and formerly practising, group psychotherapist.