Mark Webber is Professor of International Politics, Head of the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham and an elected Trustee of the British International Studies Association. He has written and taught on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, foreign policy analysis, European Union external relations and comparative international organisations. For the last 15 years he has been teaching and researching NATO. He has given evidence to the UK Defense Committee, has been involved for several years in training student delegations to attend International Model NATO and between 2012-2014 convened a funded seminar series in the UK on ‘NATO after Afghanistan’. His work on NATO has been published in the journals International Affairs, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Journal of European Integration, Civil Wars and Great Decisions. He is the co-author (with James Sperling and Martin Smith) of NATO’s Post-Cold-War Trajectory: Decline or Regeneration? (Palgrave, 2012) and co-editor (with Adrian Hyde-Price) of Theorising NATO: New Perspectives on the Transatlantic Alliance (Routledge 2016). He is currently co-authoring a book with James Sperling entitled What's Wrong with NATO and How to Fix It. (Polity Press).