James Rogers

Director, Global Britain Programme

James Rogers is a founding member of the Henry Jackson Society and is the Director of our Global Britain Programme.

James Rogers is Director of the Global Britain Programme at the Henry Jackson Society and Editor-in-Chief of The British Interest.

Formerly, he held a number of positions at the Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia. There he was Acting Dean (2016), Director of the Department of Political and Strategic Studies (2015-17) and Lecturer in International Relations (2012-15).

Previously, James worked at the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, firstly as a Visiting Fellow (2008) and then as an Associate Fellow (2013) – latterly as lead rapporteur for a research project commissioned by the European Union Military Committee.

He has also worked on research projects for several other institutions, including the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre at the Ministry of Defence, RAND Europe, the Egmont Institute, and the European Council on Foreign Relations.

James has given oral evidence to both the Foreign Affairs and Defence Select Committees and gives regular briefings to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and to the Ministry of Defence.

He has had his commentary carried in The Times, the Daily Telegraph and elsewhere. He regularly appears on media outlets, including the BBC, Sky News and LBC Radio.

James holds a BSc Econ with First Class honours in International Politics and Strategic Studies from Aberystwyth University and an MPhil in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge.

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British foreign policy and military strategy
Future of the UK Armed Forces
European geopolitics
Post-Brexit foreign and defence policy
Eastern Europe


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