The War and Security Blog will mostly be about the history of warfare, but I will also comment on current national security issues. As I’m British, the focus will be mostly, but not exclusively, on the UK.
After studying economics at Edinburgh University, I worked as an investment analyst and fund manager for over 20 years, most recently specialising in the analysis of the global oil industry and oil companies. In 2006 I was awarded an MLitt in War Studies by Glasgow University. In early 2012 Glasgow awarded me a PhD at Glasgow for my thesis on ‘British Strategy and Oil, 1914-1923.’