Dr Rob Johnson is the Director of the Changing Character of War (CCW) Research Centre at Oxford University and a Senior Research Fellow of Pembroke College. His primary research interests are in the history of strategy and war, and their contemporary applications. A former British army officer, he is the author of The Great War and the
Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2016) as well as several other works on conflicts in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He is also the author of True to Their Salt (2017), a history of partnering local forces, and its part in indirect strategies used by Western powers.