Dr Robert Johnson


Robert Johnson works in the following periods:

  • Military and International Diplomatic History

I am the Director of the Changing Character of War Programme which is an interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict. In 2013-14, the research priorities of the programme are the changing relationship between war and the state, war in a connected world, the history of insurgency and counterinsurgency, the history of the laws of warfare and the moral dimensions of war. There is a particular interest in ‘Civilians in War’ which will be developed as a research strand through the CCW programme’s Visiting Research Fellows.  The CCW programme has been particularly successful in developing the dialogue between scholars, the armed services, governments and multinational organisations, and engaging in joint research projects, conferences and seminars.

  • The Great War in the Middle East

  • Before military intervention: Upstream stabilisation in theory and practice

  • The de Bunsen committee and a revision of the ‘conspiracy’ of Sykes–Picot

  • Designing a Research Platform for Engaged Learning

  • The War Outside of Europe

  • Hybrid War and Its Countermeasures: A Critique of the Literature

  • The First World War and the Middle East: a literature review of recent scholarship

  • UK Defence Policy: The New Canada and International by Design

  • True to Their Salt Indigenous Personnel in Western Armed Forces

  • The first world war and the middle east