Dr Andrew Cottey is Senior Lecturer and EU Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Ireland. He is a political scientist specialising in international relations. He previously worked at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, as well as for the EastWest Institute, Saferworld and the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and has been a NATO Research Fellow, a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a Visiting Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Dr. Cottey’s research focuses on European security, as well as peacekeeping, intervention and conflict management; civil-military relations and the roles of armed forces; and Sino-European relations and Chinese foreign policy. His publications include Security in 21st Century Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd edition 2013), Understanding Chinese Politics: An Introduction to Government in the People’s Republic of China (co-authored with Neil Collins, Manchester University Press, 2012) and Reshaping Defence Diplomacy: New Roles for Military Cooperation and Assistance (co-authored with Anthony Forster, Oxford University Press/IISS, 2004), as well as articles in journals such as Contemporary Security Policy, International Affairs, Armed Forces & Society, Contemporary Politics and European Foreign Affairs Review.