Shane Brighton

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Shane Brighton

Shane Brighton is described by the Sunday Mail as "an expert on terrorism at the Royal Institute for International Affairs"[1] (aka Chatham House).

He works for the Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS as a Lecturer in International Relations.

Shane Brighton attended university after service in the British Army, going on to receive a doctorate in War Studies from King's College, London in 2004. He spent two years as a researcher with the Economic and Social Research Council's programme on the Domestic Management of Terrorist Attacks, has conducted consultancy and research for both public and private sector organisations and worked for a number of think tanks and NGOs, most recently Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs), with which remains an Associate Fellow. Before joining SOAS, Dr Brighton taught at King's and Birkbeck College, London.[2]

The Chatham House website reveals that

Associate Fellow Dr Shane Brighton leads a new project examining the future of interventions in failed, failing or fragile states and conflict zones in the name of human security. Involving aid agencies, policymakers, the private sector, the military and the 'recipients' of intervention themselves, this project assesses current debate on the desirability and purpose of interventions and examines the future global strategic environment for intervening agencies. [3]



  1. The Sunday Mail, Armed Cops Swoop On Bomb Suspects, 4th November 2007
  2. Centre of International Studies and Diplomacy, Profile: Shane Brighton, Last Accessed 4th November 2007
  3. Chatham House, International Security Programme - Current Projects, Last Accessed 4th November 2007 (through Google cache)