Doug Stokes

Senior Associate Fellow

Doug Stokes is a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI and professor of International Security and Strategy at the University of Exeter.

He studied at the University of London and the University of Bristol, where he completed his Ph.D. in International Relations in 2003.

Prior to joining Exeter in 2013, Doug held appointments at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Kent as well as a guest lecturer at Science Po, France.

He has published a number of book chapters, journal articles and books, the most recent of which includes Global Energy Security and American Hegemony, published with Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010 and US Foreign Policy, published with Oxford University Press in 2012.

His current major research focus is on the durability of US unipolarity and the utility of an American grand strategy of primacy: in what ways can the US use its military power to help manage potential decline? What is the utility of strategic unipolarity in an interconnected and maturing multipolar global economy?

His new book, due out in 2015-16, examines the above, particularly in the context of potential US strategic retrenchment and its implications for global strategic trends, transatlantic defence relations and UK national strategy.