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Samir Puri

Samir Puri is an author, strategy advisor and former UK civil servant. He previously worked for RAND (2006-09) and the Foreign Office (2009-15). After government service he became a War Studies lecturer at King’s College London (2015-18), during which time he also advised the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Ministry of Defence’s think-tank. His most recent job was at IISS-Asia in Singapore (2020-22). In 2023 he became an Associate Fellow at Chatham House’s ‘UK in the World’ programme. He is the author of The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped the World and Russia’s Road to War with Ukraine: Invasion Amidst the Ashes of Empires.
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