Dr Oliver Yule-Smith

Oliver Yule-Smith is an Ax:son Johnson Institute for Statecraft and Diplomacy Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Grand Strategy, in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

Yule-Smith’s doctoral thesis, entitled “The Problem of China and the British Official Mind, 1922-1984,” examines the officials responsible for the crafting of Britain’s China policy in the 20th century. During his PhD he participated in a doctoral placement programme which saw him embedded within the UK Government Cabinet Office’s Strategy Unit. His current research focuses include 20th century British national strategy, methods of applied history and conceptions of international order.