Ian Bowers

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies
Senior Research Scientist

Ian Bowers is a Senior Researcher at Centre for International Security. His research focuses on sea power, the future operational environment, deterrence and the Korean Peninsula.

Bowers holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. From 2019 to 2023, Bowers was an Associate Professor at the Institute for Military Operations at the Royal Danish Defence College where he led a project on Multi-Domain Operations and the implications for small states.

Bowers has published a monograph on the South Korean Navy and has edited several volumes including one on combined naval operations during the Korean War and one on the tactical and strategic relationships between navies and coastguards. His work has also appeared in journals such as International Security, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the Naval War College Review and the Washington Quarterly.

    • Seapower
    • Deterrence
    • East Asia
    • The Korean Peninsula
    • Multi-domain operations
    • Future operating environment