Sir Tony Brenton


Sir Tony Brenton was British Ambassador to Russia from 2004 to 2008, having previously served for 30 years in HM Diplomatic Service. His book The Greening of Machiavelli, the Evolution of International Environmental Politics was published by Chatham House in 1994.

Currently, he is a Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge, an occasional commentator in the press on Russian and other international issues, and is working on a book on Peter the Great’s Russia.

Lectures to The Society

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Articles in the Journal

Russia and China: An axis of Insecurity
  Sir Tony Brenton
  Asian Affairs, Volume 44 Number 2 July 2013
Russia and Asia
  Sir Tony Brenton
  Asian Affairs, Volume 42 Number 1 March 2011

Images of Asia

Forthcoming Events

Wed 24 Sep Why Kashmir is Still Important at The Royal Astronomical Society
Wed 1 Oct Experiences of Asia at The Royal Astronomical Society
Tue 7 Oct K2: The Italian Mountain? at The RSAA Library
Wed 15 Oct The Great Game: Central Asia Overland at St Peter's Church Parish Hall


Expedition Silk Road Treasures from the Hermitage Exhibition at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, ends 5 September 2014 more…

Dunhuang Culture and Art Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 28 November 2014 - 16 March 2015 more…

PIAC 57th Annual Meeting 9 - 14 September 2014 more…

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle A rich collection of items from across Asia, the Middle East and other areas more…

Contemporary South Asian Youth Cultures and Fashion Symposium 25 and 26 September 2014 more…

Recent Recordings

Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there

Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war

A Journey to the Source of the Oxus


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