Robert Patman

Robert G. Patman is a professor of international relations in the Department of Politics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Patman is the author or editor of 12 books. Recent publications include “Strategic Shortfall: The ‘Somalia Syndrome’ and the March to 9/11” (Praeger, 2010) and three co-edited books titled “China and the International System: Becoming a World Power” (Routledge, 2013); “Science Diplomacy: New Day or False Dawn?” (World Scientific Publishers, 2015); and “New Zealand and the World: Past, Present and Future (World Scientific Publishers, 2018). Robert is currently writing a volume called Rethinking the Global Impact of 9/11” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). He is a Fulbright senior scholar, an honorary professor of the New Zealand Defence Command and Staff College, and provides regular contributions to the national and international media on global issues and events.
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