Patrick Porter is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute, Professor of International Security and Strategy at the University of Birmingham, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. He is the author of Blunder: Britain’s War in Iraq (2018), shortlisted for the British Army Military Book of the Year; and The False Promise of Liberal Order: Nostalgia, Delusion and the Rise of Trump (2020). He grew up in Melbourne before studying at Oxford. He has appeared as an expert witness before both the Defence and Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Select Committees, as well as the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy. His research interests focus on great power politics, political realism, and the foreign and defence policies of the UK and the US.