Davis Ellison is a strategic analyst at HCSS specialising in security and defence affairs. His primary focus areas include deterrence, arms control, and strategy. He joins HCSS from NATO Allied Command Transformation, where he served for over three years as a strategist. In his time at NATO he was a co-author of the NATO Warfighting Capstone Concept, was responsible for military development elements of the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 initiative, and worked across a wide array of military-strategic issues for the alliance.
Davis is currently a PhD Candidate at the King’s College London Department of War Studies, where he is writing his dissertation on civil-military relations in NATO. He received his master’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, during which time he also studied at Humboldt and Free Universities in Berlin and the University of Bath. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in political science and international studies from Indiana University – Bloomington, where he also studied at the London School of Economics.