Dr David Lewis
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I have a broad range of research interests in international relations and peace and conflict studies, with an additional strand of research focusing on the politics of authoritarian states. In regional terms, most of my research has explored post-Soviet politics, notably in Central Asia and the Caucasus, but I retain a strong interest in the politics of Sri Lanka. I teach modules on post-Soviet politics and on the role of 'Rising Powers' in peace, conflict and security.
Before joining the University of Exeter in September 2013 I was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. I completed my PhD in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, and subsequently worked in political risk analysis in the private sector. I also spent several years working for the Brussels-based think-tank, the International Crisis Group, in their research programmes in Central Asia and in South Asia.