Dr. Ash Rossiter

Dr. Ashley Rossiter

Dr. Ashley Rossiter

Assistant Professor, Institute of International and Civil Security

Address: P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2-401 8119

Fax: +971-(0)2-447 2442


Dr. Rossiter joins KUSTAR as Assistant Professor in the Institute of International and Civil Security after a multi-faceted career across the Middle East and North Africa, spanning the private, government and military sectors. Dr Rossiter’s academic specializations are in the international relations and security affairs of the Middle East, the formulation of national security policy, the generation and use of military power (historically and in the contemporary world), and research methods in the Social Sciences. Since completing his PhD, Dr. Rossiter has been a Visiting Instructor and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter.

  • PhD in Middle East and Security Studies, IAIS, University of Exeter, UK  
  • MA in War Studies, Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK
  • BA in History and Politics, School of Humanities, University of Gloucestershire, UK
  • Middle East Security 
  • International Security Studies
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Modern history and international relations of the Gulf region 
  • Conduct of modern warfare
  • Defense and foreign policy
  • Contemporary security issues in the Middle East
  • Counterinsurgency theory and practice

Dr Rossiter is currently completing a monograph of his PhD thesis for publication, which analyses the origins and evolution of the security forces of the Arab Gulf states. In addition to authoring numerous briefing papers for private and public sector audiences, Dr Rossiter has recently published articles in the Naval Review and Liwa (the journal of the UAE National Archives) and is preparing several articles for submission.