Andrew Payne

Member of Council

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Andrew Payne is a lecturer in foreign policy and security at City, University of London, and a research associate at the University of Oxford, where he was previously the Hedley Bull research fellow in international relations.

His research examines the influence of domestic politics on US foreign policy, military strategy and civil–military relations. He is the author of War on the Ballot: How the Election Cycle Shapes Presidential Decision-Making in War (Columbia University Press, 2023), as well as several articles in leading academic journals, including International Security, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Politics. He has also contributed analysis for outlets such as The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, and The Conversation.

Andrew earned both his DPhil (PhD) and MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and holds a BA in History from the University of Cambridge.