Arthur PB Laudrain


Arthur is a research student from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity, on placement at the Department of Politics and International Relations. His research is supported by UK Research & Innovation and The Rotary Foundation. He studies issues at the intersection of technology and international security.

Arthur is a Fellow of the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI), and a Junior Fellow of the Open Diplomacy Institute.


Arthur's research interests include:

  • Government,

  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy,

  • Cyber security,

  • Elections.


Teaching & Consulting

Prior to joining the University of Oxford, Arthur worked for the Ministry for the Armed Forces (France) and has provided expertise to think-tanks, consulting firms, and private companies, among them the International Institute for Strategic Studies (UK), Oxford Analytica (UK), and ISTARI Global (Singapore). Arthur holds an MA (Dist.) in International Peace and Security from King’s College London and an LLM in Public International Law from Leiden Law School. He previously published on Lawfare, the French National Defence Review, NATO CyCon US and the European Initiative for Security Studies.


The Rotary Foundation 2018 - 2022, Evanston, US

Global Grant for Peace, Conflict Prevention and Resolution ($48 305)

Reference GG1874195. International coordinator: Mr Nyenemo Sanguma

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 2018 - 2022, Oxford, UK

Cyber Security Doctoral Scholarship (full tuition and college fees, £31 305)

Reference EP/P00881X/1 (phase 2), Principal Investigator: Prof. Andrew Martin

Arthur PB Laudrain


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Media appearance


Conference Papers and Presentations

“French Cyber Security and Defence: Strategy, Policy-Making and Coordination”, International Studies Association, Annual Conference, March 27th 2020, Honolulu, USA (cancelled due to Covid-19).

“Cyber Security and Defence Models: France and the UK”, National Research Agency Cyber Studies Seminar, Université de Bordeaux, June 6th 2019.

Autonomous Weapons and the Law of Targeting: Can Technology Reinforce Humanitarian Principles?”, European Initiative on Security Studies conference, Military Technology panel, Paris, June 21st 2018.

State Control over Information in the Fight Against Insurrections: the Tunisian Revolution (2010-2011)”, Sciences Po – CERI, (Re)thinking War, AEGES Annual Conference on War and Strategy, Paris, December 15th 2016.

Sovereignty in Cyberspace: Balkanization or Democratization”, in Proceedings of NATO CyCon U.S. - International Conference on Cyber Conflict, Washington DC, October 23rd 2016, pp. 146-154 (with Stéphane Taillat, Didier Danet, Amäel Cataruzza; Sogeti-Thales Chair of Cyberdefence).