Senior Research Fellow
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Ewan Lawson is Senior Research Fellow for Military Influence at the Royal United Services Institute.
He researches a range of subjects including strategy and cross-government working, military influence and information operations, law of armed conflict and war crimes, conflict in Africa and cybersecurity. He also oversees conferences, meetings and lectures in these areas.
He was previously a Royal Air Force officer, initially as a policing and security specialist but in more recent years in a range of joint warfare appointments. Since graduating from the UK Advanced Command and Staff Course, his experience has included tours as a joint operational planner, as the commanding officer of the UK Psychological Operations Group, as military faculty at both the UK and Kuwait Staff Colleges and as the first Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in South Sudan. His most recent experience was within Joint Forces Command with responsibility for the development of cyber warfare capabilities.