Dr James Shires

Senior Research Fellow, International Security Programme


Dr James Shires is a senior research fellow in cyber policy at Chatham House. He is a co-founder and trustee of the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI), and is a non-resident associate fellow with The Hague Program for International Cybersecurity.

He speaks regularly and has published extensively on cybersecurity and global politics, including The Politics Of Cybersecurity In The Middle East (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2021).

A full list of publications is available at https://www.jamesshires.com/research.

Past experience

2019-22 Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Governance, University of Leiden
2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellow in Cybersecurity, Harvard Kennedy School
2014-18 PhD in International Relations, University of Oxford