Philip Towle

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Dr. Philip Towle is an academic researcher interested in East Asian security, arms control, and post-war peace conferences, and has published analyses of media coverage of the Russo-Japanese, Falklands, Gulf and Bosnian Wars.

Towle was an Academic Advisor to the Cambridge Security Programme (CSP) (2002-2007) and is Reader in International Relations at the University of Cambridge.


Recent publications include:

  • Democracy and Peacemaking: Negotiations and Debates, 1815-1973, Routledge, London, 2000
  • Japanese Prisoners of War (Ed. with Margaret Kosuge and Yoichi Kibata), Hambledon and London, 2000
  • Enforced Disarmament from the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1997

Dr. Towle has contributed to Treaty of Locarno; British General Staff between the two World Wars; Physicist PMS Blackett's contribution to nuclear strategy; US policy towards missile defences; and Media Reactions to September 11th.

Dr. Towle edited a collection of essays on Anglo-Japanese economic relations and is studying civil-military relations in Britain. [1]


  1. 'Dr. Philip Towle', Cambridge Security Programme website, accessed 30 April, 2009.