Ashlee Godwin

Fulbright Scholar in US national security policymaking and Deputy Editor of the RUSI Journal

Ashlee Godwin is a Fulbright Scholar in US national security policymaking with an interest in a wide range of defence and IR issues, including US-UK relations. She is currently the Deputy Editor of the RUSI Journal, the flagship publication of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), a London-based defence think-tank. She recently participated in a RUSI research trip to Sierra Leone, investigating post-conflict peace-building, and also volunteers for Centenary News, a website dedicated to events commemorating the First World War.

Forthcoming publications include an co-authored article on Security-Sector Reform in Sierra Leone (RUSI Journal) and a chapter on US-UK relations for an edited volume on the Obama Administration’s first term, in conjunction with an American Politics Group conference at the British Library held earlier this year.

Gates Lifts the Lid on UK Defence Issues

The warning issued by former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates over the UK's ongoing programme of cuts to its defence budget - and to its armed forces - was an unusual public intervention in UK policy by a high-profile member of the US political class.
20/01/2014 10:33 GMT

Laying the Iraq Ghost to Rest on the Road to Damascus

At no point in the last two-and-a-half years has the spectre of Iraq been more sharply evident than in the events surrounding Secretary of State John Kerry's statement of the United States' intelligence and national-security case for limited military intervention in Syria following the apparent use of chemical weapons in attacks on Damascus...
03/09/2013 16:01 BST