John Mackinlay

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A Kings College biographical note states:

Dr John Mackinlay PhD (London) began his career as an army officer. He was a Defence Fellow at Churchill College Cambridge and completed his PhD at King's. Dr Mackinlay directed the peace support operations project at the Watson Institute of Brown University before being appointed UK professor at the George Marshall European Centre for Security Studies in 1994. He is currently completing a UNU sponsored research project on Russian Peacekeeping at King's and has played a leading role in the King's contingent at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.[1]

Select Publications

  • The Peacekeepers; A Draft Concept of Second Generation Multinational Operations (London: Unwin Hyman, 1989) (with Jarat Chopra)
  • Editorship of A Guide to Peace Support Operations (Providence, RI: Thomas J Watson Institute for International Studies, 1986)

Role in revising British Army counterinsurgency doctrine

'John Mackinlay has provided some valuable assistance and it is intended that the four categories suggested by him will be adopted: feral gangs, and popular, tribal and global insurgencies'[2]

Contact, References and Resources


Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2178
Fax: +44 (0)20 7848 2026
Address: Department of War Studies
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS



  1. John Mackinlay: Profile, Accessed: 13 May 2008
  2. Alexander Alderson 'Revising the British Army's Counter-indurgency doctrine', RUSI Journal August 2007, 152(4)