Natural Security: 3.5 Billion Years of Adapting to Novel Threats


  • Dominic Johnson

    1. Alistair Buchan Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. His books are Overconfidence and War (2004) and Failing to Win (2006; with Dominic Tierney). For details of publications and other information, see This work has been supported by the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant FA8655-11-1-3048 and US Office of Naval Research Global grant N62909-11-1-7020.
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International security, once the domain of nation states, is increasingly dominated by threats from non-state actors. Here, biologist turned political scientist Dominic Johnson explains how evolutionary theory can help us to understand – and adapt to – fresh security challenges.