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Dr Steve Tatham

Steve Tatham has spent 35 years as an Officer in the Royal Navy. For most of his career he worked in Information Operations, including nearly three years as the Commanding Officer of the UK's Psychological Operations Group - a period that spanned operations in Afghanistan and Libya. He has also seen operational service in Sierra Leone and Iraq as well as advising, globally, on Information Operations development and training. He spent over ten years as one of the principal visiting lecturers at the NATO School, Oberammergau, senior officer's Information Operations Course and has been a regular lecturer at military Staff Colleges across Europe and North America.With an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Southampton, Tatham has become one of the most recognised and authoritative experts on Information and Psychological Operations. He has written two previous books on related issues. His study of the US led coalition campaign in Iraq, 'Losing Arab Hearts and Minds', was published in 2006. In 2011, with former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, General Andrew Mackay, he wrote 'Behavioural Conflict' which has become one of the standard texts of running Information Operations in conflict and pre- and post-conflict environments. His work has been included in several edited works and he is the author of over twenty academic papers in Information Operations, Audience Analysis and Psychological Operations.

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