Robert O’Neill has worked in the fields of international relations, the history of war, and strategic studies since 1961. He was Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, 1971–82, Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, 1982–87, and Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls College, Oxford, 1987–2001. He served in the Australian Army 1955–68 and was mentioned in dispatches for his work in Vietnam, 1966–67. He was Chairman of the Council of the IISS 1996-2001 and of the Trustees of the Imperial War Museum, 1997–2001.
Published in January-February 2015, no. 368