About Us

Dr. Olivier Remy Lewis

Assistant Professor

Dr. Olivier is an Assistant Professor at Rabdan Academy. Previously, he was a Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London, primarily teaching at the Defence Academy of the UK (Shrivenham); and a Research Fellow at the College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Warsaw).

Olivier tutored at the University of St Andrews and Lehigh University, and interned at the US Mission to NATO, Transparency International EU, the Jacques Delors Institute, and the IRIS think tank in Paris. For a while, he was also a scuba instructor (in three seas and one ocean).


    Olivier holds a PhD in International Relations and an MLitt in International Political Theory from the University of St Andrews, a MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Sussex, an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe (Natolin campus), and a BA in International Relations, French and Journalism from Lehigh University. In 2015-2016, he was a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University, and in 2005 he studied at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Teaching Areas

    UAE Defense and Security


Research Interests

    Military cooperation

    Intelligence cooperation

    Police Cooperation


    Small States


    Research Monographs

    Lewis, Olivier. Security Cooperation between Western States. Contemporary Security Studies Series. London: Routledge (2022).

    Book Chapters

    Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing Non-State Counterterrorism”. In Counter-terrorism and civil society: Post-9/11 progress and challenges. Edited by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk and Emeka Thaddues Njoku. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021. (One of MUP’s “Best Books of 2021”).

    Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing State Counterterrorism”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy, edited by Scott N. Romaniuk, Francis Grice, Daniela Irrera, and Stewart Webb. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

    Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing Counterterrorism”. In Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War, edited by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk and Stewart Tristan Webb. London: CRC Press, 2016.

Dr. Olivier Remy Lewis
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