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Prof. Rory Miller

Professor of International Politics, Co-Director, Small States Research Program, Director of Energy Studies Program, Georgetown University - Qatar
Rory Miller is a Professor of International Politics, Co-Director of the Small States Research 
Program, and Director of Energy Studies at Georgetown University in Qatar where he teaches 
and researches on small states and regional security, intelligence and national security, external 
intervention and alliances. He was a member of the War Studies department and then head of the 
Middle East & Mediterranean Studies Program at King’s College London between 1999 and 
2014. In recent years, he has held a visiting professorship in the War Studies department of 
King's College London (2014-17), and a visiting research professorship at Trinity College 
Dublin (2020-21). He serves on several advisory boards, including the Foreign Policy Network 
of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He is currently the lead principal 
investigator on a multi-year funded research project on “Managing National Security Risk during 
and after the Blockade: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities for Qatar’s Energy Sector”. He is 
co-editor of the Cambridge University Press book series on “Intelligence and National Security 
in Africa and the Middle East.” He is the author or editor of 11 books including Inglorious 
Disarray: Europe, Israel and the Palestinians (Columbia University Press, 2011), Desert 
Kingdoms to Global Powers: The Rise of the Arab Gulf (Yale University Press, 2016) and, most 
recently, Overcoming Smallness: Challenges and Opportunities for Small States in Global 
Affairs (Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press with Fahad Al-Marri). He has published 
extensively in academic and policy journals and the international media including Foreign 
Affairs, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The National Interest, and The Wall 
Street Journal. His media appearances include Al Jazeera Arabic; Al Jazeera English; Al Jazeera 
Mubasher; BBC America; BBC World Service; Bloomberg; CNBC Europe; CNN International