Dr Martin Murphy

Associate Fellow

Dr Martin Murphy is a political and strategic analyst and internationally-recognized expert on unconventional warfare in the maritime domain.

He is a Visiting Fellow at the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King’s College, London and has held similar positions at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and with the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. Between 2008 and 2010 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) also in Washington, DC. He has lectured at Georgetown University, where he taught a course on “War, Trade and Piracy”.

He holds an initial degree from the University of Wales and Masters and Doctoral degrees in strategic studies from the University of Reading. He holds both UK and US citizenship and divides his time between London and Washington, DC.

He is the author of over 60 books, book chapters and journal articles on maritime conflict, economic warfare, asymmetric warfare and grey zone threats, piracy and counter-piracy operations, terrorism, and related topics.  He is working currently on a major study entitled On Maritime Power: The United States and the Sea in the 21st Century.