Christopher Langton

Expert Network Expert of the Month – May 2018 Contributor

Christopher Langton is currently the Head of Independent Conflict Research & Analysis (ICRA). He spent 32 years in the British Army. He served in Northern Ireland, Russia, the South Caucasus where he was Deputy Chief of UNOMIG and held defence attaché appointments in Russia, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Subsequently he worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for 9 years where he was the focal point for research on Afghanistan. At IISS he held appointments as the Head of Defence Analysis, Editor of The Military Balance and Research Fellow for Russia before being appointed Senior Fellow for Conflict & Defence Diplomacy.

Christopher has worked as an independent expert on the international investigation into the Russia-Georgia conflict of August 2008 and on the Kyrgyzstan Inquiry Commission investigating the violence that occurred in Southern Kyrgyzstan in 2010. Most recently he was advisor to the China – UK Conflict Prevention Working Group under the aegis of DFID UK and Saferworld.


Title: “Interview with Christopher Langton”

Featuring: Christopher Langton (Independent Conflict Research & Analysis)
Produced by: University of Bristol
Series: Capacity Building Workshop Interviews
Length: 00:04:19
 14 May 2018
Related Deliverables:
DLs 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3

Articles Authored

Building the capacity to think critically and objectively, and so to ‘own’ the future: The ultimate capacity (1 May 2018) - How to re-introduce a degree of objectivity in thinking in countries debilitated by conflict is a task like any other in capacity building efforts. Arguably, if this is done successfully then the whole process can in simple terms take less time, and the problem of the lack of stamina amongst capacity builders is less of an issue.
The Brexit Debate: History shows us that a disunited Europe is a dangerous place (7 May 2016) - The concept of a unified Europe, which has materialised into the EU of today, was established in order to make the continent and its neighbourhood a safer place following the two World Wars. There is nothing to suggest that without unity these sorts of events cannot happen again.

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