- Mr David Wearing
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- SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
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- By appointment
- Thesis title:
- Britain's relationship with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the post-Cold War era
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David's research focuses on Britain’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, and Western foreign policy in the Middle East more generally. His PhD thesis analyses the enduring material structures of these relationships, covering trade and investment, arms sales and military cooperation, and the geopolitics of energy.
David teaches courses on international relations, Middle East politics, and global history. He also co-convenes the SOAS Summer School course, ‘The Middle East in Global Politics’. He has previously taught courses on international political economy, and problems of development in the Middle East. He was a Visiting Lecturer teaching international relations theory at University of Westminster during autumn term 2013-2014.
David has written numerous articles on international and domestic politics for outlets such as The Guardian, CNN, Al Jazeera, The New Statesman, openDemocracy and New Humanist. He has also produced in-depth policy briefings for NGOs such as War On Want and Campaign Against Arms Trade.
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).
“Militarism or Internationalism: British Foreign Policy at a Crossroads”, Soundings, 62, Spring 2016, p121-137
- “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.