Beatrice Heuser

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search

Beatrice Heuser (born 15 March 1961 in Bangkok), is an historian and political scientist. She has a chair of International Relations at the University of Reading.[1]

Heuser has a B.A. in History from Bedford College, a M.A. in International History from the London School of Economics and a D.Phil. in Political Science from the University of Oxford. In addition, she holds a Higher Doctorate from the University of Marburg.[2] From 1989 to 1991, she worked at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. Subsequently, she became a lecturer and later a professor of Strategic Studies at King's College London. She has also taught in France at the University of Reims, and the Graduate School of Journalism in Lille, and in Germany at the University of Potsdam and Bundeswehr University of Munich. In 2011/2012 she held visiting professorships at the University of Paris 8 (St Denis) and the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) - the Chaire Dupront. Before joining the University of Reading, she had been the director of the research section of the German Armed Forces Military History Research Office in Potsdam from 2003 to 2007.[3]

Heuser specialises in strategic studies, especially nuclear strategy, strategic theory and strategic culture, the transatlantic relations as well as the foreign and defence policies of Germany, France and Great Britain.[4]



  • The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society from Machiavelli to Clausewitz (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010), ISBN 978-0-275-99826-4.
  • The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), ISBN 978-0-521-15524-3.
  • Reading Clausewitz (London: Pimlico, 2002), ISBN 0-7126-6484-X.
  • The Bomb: Nuclear Weapons in their Historical, Strategic and Ethical Context in the series: Turning Points in History (London: Longman’s, 1999), ISBN 0-582-29290-5.
  • Nuclear Mentalities? Strategies and Belief Systems in Britain, France and the FRG (London: Macmillan, and New York: St Martin's Press 1998), ISBN 0-312-21321-2.
  • NATO, Britain, France and the FRG: Nuclear Strategies and Forces for Europe, 1949-2000 (London: Macmillan, and New York: St Martin's Press, 1997, ppb. 1998), ISBN 0-333-77477-9.
  • Transatlantic Relations: Sharing Ideals and Costs Chatham House Paper (London: Pinter for RIIA, 1996), ISBN 1-85567-355-X.
  • Western Containment Policies in the Cold War; The Yugoslav Case, 1948-1953 (London: Routledge, 1989), ISBN 0-415-01303-8.


  • Carl von Clausewitz: On War abridged edition in the series Oxford Classics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), ISBN 978-0-19-954002-0.
  • (with Anja Victorine Hartmann): Thinking War, Peace and World Orders from Antiquity until the 20th century (London: Routledge, 2001), ISBN 0-415-24441-2.
  • (with Cyril Buffet): Haunted by History: Myths in International Relations (Oxford: Berghahn, 1998), ISBN 1-57181-940-1.
  • (with Robert O'Neill): Securing Peace in Europe, 1945-62: Thoughts for the Post-Cold War Era (London: Macmillan, 1992) ISBN 0-333-55002-1.
  • Nuclear Weapons and the Future of European Security, London Defence Studies No.8 (1991).


  1. Militärgeschichte. Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt - 2005 "Dr. Beatrice Heuser, geboren I961 in Bangkok (Thailand), Leiter Abteilung Forschung, MGFA, Potsdam Die Herausforderungen eines maritimen Neuanfangs: Vor 50 Jahren"
  2. "FAZ "Die Strategin"".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Beatrice Heuser".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "University of Reading - Profile Prof. Beatrice Heuser".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>