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Dr Tony Insall is an Oxford University graduate in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He studied Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies and later in Hong Kong and has a PhD from the Department of War Studies, which was based on a study of the early post war relationship between the British and Norwegian Labour parties. He has worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and his postings overseas have included Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Oslo. He has also been an Associate Editor of the FCO Historians.

Areas of expertise

  • Norway
  • Scandinavia and the Nordic countries in the early part of the Cold War
  • China in the twentieth century
  • British foreign policy in the twentieth century
  • Origins of the Second World War