George Grant is a non-resident Associate Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society. Between 2009-2012 George was a full-time Research Fellow at HJS, before moving to Libya to become Deputy Editor of the Libya Herald, the first post-Gaddafi English-language daily, and Libya Correspondent for The Times. He returned to the UK at the start of 2013 owing to an abduction threat received following an investigation he was conducting into a death list in Benghazi.
His most recent report, In Scotland’s Defence? An Assessment of SNP Defence Strategy, provides a comprehensive analysis of the Scottish National Party’s proposals for how they would defend an independent Scotland.
A frequent contributor to mainstream newspapers and broadcasters, including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Al Jazeera and the BBC, George has also given briefings and evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, UK Government departments and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the fields of foreign policy, strategy and defence.
George holds Masters degrees in History from the University of Edinburgh and Investigative Journalism from City University, London. He is a keen squash player and runner, and an active member of his local Church in Wimbledon.
Media Experience: BBC News, BBC World Service, Radio 4, Radio 5, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 News, Sky News
Expertise: National strategy; human rights; defence (especially UK defence and the SDSR); conflict (especially Afghanistan and Libya); Islamism; Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P); Food Security