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Ben Baxendale-Smith

Staff Assistant Intern, Global Europe Program (Summer 2023)

Professional affiliation

MPhil/PhD Student in Defence Studies at King's College London

Full Biography

Benedict Baxendale-Smith is a PhD Student in Defence Studies at King’s College London. His research focuses on the Indo-Pacific Strategies of the UK and Australia in support of US regional hegemony. His research interests include US & UK Grand Strategies, Indo-Pacific Security, and the Liberal International Order.

Prior to his PhD, Benedict graduated from Durham University with a Master of Arts in International Relations with Distinction. For his MA thesis, Benedict researched the Trump Administration's NATO policy, focusing on the burden sharing debate.