Christopher Ankersen is the Security Advisor for the United Nations system in Thailand. Prior to assuming this role in 2012, Christopher held positions at the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; the UN Offices in Geneva and Vienna; and with the Department of Safety and Security in New York, as a desk officer for Iraq in 2005 and 2006. From 2002 to 2004, Ankersen was Ralf Dahrendorf Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 2000 to 2005, he acted as a strategy consultant to militaries, governments and private firms in the UK and Canada. From 1988 to 2000, Ankersen was an officer in the Canadian Forces, serving in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He has produced a number of publications on international relations and strategic studies, including The Politics of Civil-Military Cooperation and two edited volumes: Understanding Global Terror and Civil-Military Cooperation in Post-Conflict Operations. Ankersen has received awards from the Royal United Services Institute, the Maritime Awards Society of Canada, the US Department of Defense and the British Army for his writing. He holds a BA (Hons) in International Politics and History from Royal Roads Military College (Canada) and an MSc and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.