Strong, James

Dr James Strong  


Position held

LSE Fellow in Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations


Experience keywords:

British defence policy; British foreign policy; Foreign Policy Analysis; political communication; the Iraq war

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My research looks at the domestic sources of democratic foreign policy, particularly the media and public opinion, and also at the foreign policy making process in contemporary Britain. I am presently working on papers looking at parliament's war powers in light of Iraq, Libya, and Syria, and the way media organisations in different states report statements by foreign leaders. I am also revising my PhD thesis, on British public debate prior to the Iraq war, for publication.

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Strong, James (2016) The Brexit debate is far from over: there will have to be a further vote LSE Brexit (24 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Strong, James (2016) Britain’s bargaining stance post-Brexit LSE Brexit (28 Jun 2016) Blog entry

Strong, James (2015) Interpreting the Syria vote: parliament and British foreign policy International Affairs, 91 (5). 1123-1139. ISSN 0020-5850

Strong, James (2015) Why parliament now decides on war: tracing the growth of the parliamentary prerogative through Syria, Libya and Iraq British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 17 (4). 604-622. ISSN 1369-1481


Strong, James (2013) Book review: British foreign policy: crises, conflicts and future challenges LSE Review of Books (22 Oct 2013) blog


Strong, James (2012) More spinn’d against than spinning? Public opinion, political communication, and Britain’s involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq doctoral thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science

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