Graduate Teaching Assistant
- Mr David Wearing
- Email address:
- SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
- Office No:
- Office Hours:
- By appointment
- Thesis title:
- Britain's relationship with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the post-Cold War era
- Year of Study:
David's research focuses on British foreign policy in the Middle East. He writes regularly for the Guardian and other publications on domestic politics and international affairs. He was a Visiting Lecturer teaching Theories of International Relations at University of Westminster from September 2013 to January 2014.
My thesis will provide an account of the relationship between Britain and the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the realms of security, economics and politics/diplomacy. My analysis will be rooted in Marxist theories of imperialism, while also identifying where this theoretical perspective is either unable to explain certain aspects of the subject, or can be built upon in order to do so.
David Wearing - Britain's relationship with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council
- “Critical Perspectives on the Concept of the 'National Interest': American Imperialism, British Foreign Policy and the Middle East”, in Edmunds, Gaskarth and Porter (eds), British Foreign Policy and the National Interest: Identity, Strategy and Security, Palgrave Macmillan (November 2014).
- “Arming the counter-revolution: Britain’s response to the Arab Uprisings”, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies annual conference, London, 24th – 26th June 2015
- “Rejecting war on Syria: the birth of a new internationalism?”, British International Studies Association conference, Dublin, 17th – 20th June 2014
- "Critical Perspectives on the Concept of the ‘National Interest’", conference on 'British Foreign Policy and the National Interest', Chatham House, 12 July 2013
- "The Historical Materialist Perspective on British Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: Implications for the Arab Uprisings", British International Studies Association Annual Conference, 20-22 June 2012
- "British Foreign Policy and Critical Scholarship: The Legacy of Adam Smith", 51st International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, 17 - 20 February 2010
- "Future echoes: the seeds of globalisation’s informal empire in Britain’s formal imperialism", 2nd Annual Durham International Affairs Conference, Durham University, 1 - 2 April 2009.
- “Militarism or Internationalism: British Foreign Policy at a Crossroads”, Soundings, 62, Spring 2016, p121-137