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Arthur PB Laudrain

Mr Arthur PB Laudrain

Research topic:
State response to cyber-enabled electoral interference
Degree course:
arthur.laudrain ( ät ) cybersecurity.ox.ac.uk

Research Themes:
Government Cyber security Elections Foreign Policy and diplomacy Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 

Academic Profile

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.


Teaching specialism, interests and experience

Prior to joining the University of Oxford, Arthur worked for the Ministry for the Armed Forces (France) and is consulting for the International Institute for Strategic Studies (UK). 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


Scientific publication

“Mapping the Known Unknowns of Cybersecurity Education: A Review of Syllabi on Cyber Conflict and Security”,  Journal of Political Science Education, January 22nd 2020 (with Trey Herr and Max Smeets). Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/15512169.2020.1729166

Expert commentary

“5G and the Huawei Controversy: Is it About More Than Just Security?”, BBC Science Focus Magazine, February 21st 2020. Available at https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/5g-and-the-huawei-controversy-is-it-about-more-than-just-security/

“France’s ‘strategic autonomy’ takes to space”, International Institute for Strategic Studies, August 14th 2019. Available at https://www.iiss.org/blogs/military-balance/2019/08/france-space-strategy

“France’s New Offensive Cyber Doctrine”, Cybersecurity and Deterrence, Lawfare, Washington DC, February 26th 2019. Available at https://www.lawfareblog.com/frances-new-offensive-cyber-doctrine

“Avoiding A World War Web: The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace”, DayZero Cybersecurity Law and Policy, Lawfare, Washington DC, December 4th 2018. Available at https://www.lawfareblog.com/avoiding-world-war-web-paris-call-trust-and-security-cyberspace

“Big Smart Brother? How Smart-Cities May Redefine the Right to Privacy in Europe”, CyberWorld Magazine, SecGate, London, n°17, March 2018, pp. 21-26.

“How Can a Bad User-Interface Jeopardise a User’s Security and Privacy? Apple Found Out.”, CyberWorld Magazine, SecGate, London, n°13, November 2017, pp. 29-32.

“Proliferation and Neo-realism: Analysing Tokyo’s Temptations Facing China and North Korea”, Revue Défense Nationale, Paris, n°801, June 2017, pp. 190-194 (in French). Re-edited in Les Deux Corée dans la RDN, Special Issue, December 2017, pp. 32-26 (in French). Available at https://fr.calameo.com/read/000558115055c29b4d497

Media appearance

“France Bolsters Cyber Capabilities and Commitment through New Doctrine”, Jane’s Intelligence Review – Military & Security Assessments Intelligence Centre, London, March 2019.

“Tactical Cyber Weapons For Future French Battlefield Ops?”, Breaking Defense, June 20th 2019. Available at https://breakingdefense.com/2019/06/tactical-cyber-weapons-for-future-french-battlefield-ops/

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. See: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M5ikNKn8SJ1jMJDTt0kePwupmmpkVch_/view?usp=sharing

“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. See: http://www.aeges.fr/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/aeges-programme-conference-2016.pdf

“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). Available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7836628/