Dr Philip Towle

Reader in International Relations at Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge

Reader in International Relations, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Dr. Philip Towle's research interests are in East Asian security, arms control, and post-war peace conferences as well as the causes and consequences of wars. In addition, he has published analyses of media coverage of the Russo-Japanese, Falklands, Gulf and Bosnian Wars.

Philip is the longest serving member of staff at the Centre for International Relations. He joined in 1980 following a period as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University, previously having worked for Reuters News Agency and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He was Deputy Director (1982-93) and then Director of the Centre of International Studies (1993-1998).

Dr. Towle is currently editing a collection of essays on Anglo-Japanese economic relations and working on civil-military relations in Britain; as well as working on a study of the debates in Britain which have preceded wars over the last 150 years.