Dr. Ash Rossiter

Dr. Ashley Rossiter

Dr. Ashley Rossiter

Assistant Professor, Institute of International and Civil Security

Address: P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-401 8119

Fax: +971-(0)2-447 2442


Dr. Rossiter joined Khalifa University as Assistant Professor in the International Security in 2015 after a multi-faceted career across the Middle East and North Africa, spanning the private, government and military sectors. Dr Rossiter’s academic specializations are in the changing character of war and conflict, the use of military force both historically and in the contemporary world, and technology and international security.

  • PhD in Middle East and Security Studies, IAIS, University of Exeter, UK  
  • MA in War Studies, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK
  • BA in History and Politics, School of Humanities, University of Gloucestershire, UK
  • Changing Character of War and Conflict
  • Technology and International Security
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • International Security Studies
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Changing Character of War and Conflict
  • Defense policy
  • Military Innovation
  • Technology and International Security
  • Contemporary security issues in the Middle East and Horn of Africa
  • Counterinsurgency theory and practice

Recent Scholarship:

  1. “Drone Usage by Militant Groups: Exploring Variation in Adoption,” Defense and Security Analysis, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2018).
  2. “The Yemeni-Saudi Border: From Boundary to Frontline,” in Helen Lackner and Daniel M. Varisco (Eds.), Yemen and the Gulf States: The Making of a Crisis (Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2018).
  3. “Getting out of Belize: Britain’s Intractable Military Exit from Central America,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2018).
  4. (with Brendon J. Cannon), “Ethiopia, Berbera Port and the Shifting Balance of Power in the Horn of Africa,” Rising Powers Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (2017).
  5. “‘Screening the Food from the Flies’: Britain, Kuwait and the Dilemma of Protection, 1961-1971,” Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2017).