The War and Security Blog is mostly about the history of warfare, but I also comment on current national security issues. As I’m British, the focus is mostly, but not exclusively, on the UK. Please note that it is an English language blog, so please do not comment in other languages.
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.’