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.’

Martin Gibson


16 responses to “About

  1. Hi Martin, just stopped to say… nice blog! Clearly I was preaching to converted at Aye Write, regarding preparation & finding good subject matter 😉 I also went to Edinburgh University, very fine establishment! Cat

  2. Anna Reid

    Dear Dr Gibson – I’m so pleased that you enjoyed my Leningrad talk, and thank you for writing it up so fully and well. You are a great deal more succinct than I was! With best wishes – Anna.

  3. Bruce

    I did not expect to meet other bloggers and get to know them just a little. Just want you to know I appreciate your support. I’m touched that a historian of your stature and expertise would read my blog. Best wishes Martin.

  4. Hi Martin! I have been quietly, but thoroughly, enjoying your blog. So, to share your blog with people who visit my blog, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I hope you can accept. Either way, you can read about it at http://tkmorin.wordpress.com/awards/ Thanks for keeping us entertained, at the very least! 🙂

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    Hi Martin! Thank you very much for the follow. You have a great blog here. Best wishes, Maarit

  7. Sorry, this is not an email but I can not find your contact details on this site. My google webtools data tells me that warandsecurity.com has a lot of links to our educational website Spartacus Educational. We have changed our domain and although there is a redirect in place for a short time, these links will soon be dead (659 links). Is it possible to change the links? The file names are the same.
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    Let me know if you need any more details.
    Thank you.
    Kind regards
    Louise Davies

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  9. If you haven’t already watched it, you might enjoy the webinar “Spain and the American Revolution New Approaches and Perspectives” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ak6WDofdE&feature=youtu.be). It would be time better spent than watching people loot stores and burn automobiles.

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