Richard Kemp
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute

Colonel Richard Kemp, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, spent most his 30-year career in the British Army fighting terrorism and insurgency, commanding front-line troops in some of the world's toughest hotspots including Iraq, the Balkans, South Asia and Northern Ireland. He was Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan in 2003.

As well as leading at the sharp end of conflict, he has been involved in direction of national policy at the highest level. From 2002 - 2006 he was in the British Prime Minister's Office, heading the international terrorism team at the Joint Intelligence Committee. Concurrently he served as chairman of the strategic intelligence group at COBRA, the UK national crisis management committee. Throughout his service he worked closely with US forces as well as other international allies and was a founder member of the inter-governmental US-UK International Security Strategy Group.

He is a best-selling author, a regular columnist for 'The Times' of London, frequently writes for other national and international newspapers and is a prolific contributor to television and radio news and current affairs programmes. He has undertaken many successful speaking tours in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Europe, covering topics including leadership, decision-making, crisis management, terrorism, intelligence, conflict and the challenges facing the Middle East, Asia and Africa.


Writings by Richard Kemp  (View Biography)

Title Date
Trump and International Security2016/11/14
Balfour Declaration, November 20162016/11/06
Is Britain Destroying its Military to Appease Enemies?2016/10/25
Britain's "Routine and Commonplace" Anti-Semitism2016/05/02
Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the Politicized UN2016/02/16
Palestinian and Western Leaders: Blood on Their Hands2015/10/16
Netanyahu, Churchill and Congress2015/03/01
Israel's Security and Unintended Consequences2014/10/23
Gaza's Civilian Casualties: The Truth Is Very Different2014/08/03
Europe's and U.S. Complicity in Kidnapping and Violence2014/06/20
Britain, Lawfare and the ICC2014/05/21
The Fatah-Hamas Agreement2014/05/01