Stephen Prince is a Historian in the Naval Historical Branch of the Royal Navy's Naval Staff. He is responsible for RN reporting from current operations and the historical input into current policy. He is a graduate of Warwick University and King's College London, where he received the Russell Prize. He has been Sir Robert Menzies Scholar at the Australian War Memorial, lecturer at Britannia Royal Naval College and senior lecturer at the Joint Services Command & Staff College. In 2006 he served in Afghanistan as War Diarist for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). His publications include articles in the Journal of Strategic Studies, the RUSI Journal & Defence Analysis. Stephen has led a number of tours to Zeebrugge for the Royal Marines. The author lives in Portsmouth, England.