Dr Peter Lehr is Senior Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at the CSTPV, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews. He is also Visiting Lecturer at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Before taking up his current position in September 2007, he researched the nexus between piracy and maritime terrorism as Lloyd’s Maritime Intelligence Group Research Fellow, also at the CSTPV, from September 2004 to August 2007. Prior to that, he was Lecturer at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, from September 1996 to August 2004.
Dr Lehr has considerable research and teaching experience in the subject areas of Terrorism/Political Violence and Asian Security Relations. Being a regional specialist on the Indian Ocean, he currently specialises on research in the following areas: Maritime Safety and Security in the Indian Ocean/Asia-Pacific (focussing on piracy and maritime terrorism); Political Violence and Terrorism in South and Southeast Asia; and Organised Crime in South and Southeast Asia. He also works on Critical Infrastructure Protection, with a focus on Air- and Seaport Security.
Dr Lehr has published on political Islam in South and Southeast Asia, and on Indian Ocean maritime security issues. He is the editor of Violence at Sea: Piracy in the Age of Global Terrorism (Routledge 2007/2011) and co-editor (together with Rupert Herbert-Burns and Sam Bateman) of Lloyd’s MIU Handbook of Maritime Security (Taylor & Francis 2009). Currently, he is working on a book manuscript on piracy from ancient to modern times, to be published by Yale University Press in Winter 2013/14. He earned his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Books, Book Chapters and Journal Articles
Peter Lehr. Like a Parcel of Furies: Piracy Throughout the Ages. London and New York: Yale University Press (under preparation)
Peter Lehr and Anthony Richards. A Comprehensive Introduction into the Study of Terrorism. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming, 2013/2014)
Peter Lehr. “Sea, Air, Land Terrorism: Innovation Versus Tactical Conservatism”, in Hafez, Mohammed/Rasmussen, Maria (eds.): Innovation in Terrorism. Stanford: Stanford University Press (forthcoming, 2013/2014)
Peter Lehr. “Somali Piracy and International Crime”, in Leonard, Emma/Ramsay, Gilbert (eds.): Globalizing Somalia: Multilateral, International and Transnational Repercussions of Conflict. London: Continuum Press (October 2013)
Peter Lehr. “Piracy and Maritime Governance”, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Volume 9, No. 1 (Special Issue: Power, Politics and Maritime Governance), June/July 2013
Peter Lehr. “Still Blind in the Right Eye? A Comparison of German Responses to Political Violence from the Extreme Left and the Extreme Right”, in Taylor, Max/Currie, Mark/Holbrook, Donald (eds.): Extreme Right Wing Political Violence and Terrorism. London: Continuum Press 2013
Peter Lehr. “An Age of Asymmetric Challenges: 4th Generation Warfare at Sea“, in Akhgar, Babak/Yates, Simeon (eds.): Strategic Intelligence Management. Amsterdam: Elsevier March 2013
Peter Lehr. “Maritimer Terrorismus”, in Jäger, Thomas et al. (eds.): Maritime Sicherheit. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag March 2013
Peter Lehr (Ed.). Violence at Sea: Piracy in the Age of Global Terrorism. New York: Routledge 2011 (paperback ed.)
Peter Lehr. “Maritime Piracy as a U.S. Foreign Policy Problem: The Case of the Maersk Alabama”, in Carter, Ralph (ed.): Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade. Washington D.C.: CQ Press 2010 (4th ed.)
Peter Lehr, Rupert Herbert-Burns, Sam Bateman (Eds). Lloyd’s Maritime Intelligence Unit’s Handbook on Maritime Security. New York: Auerbach Publications 2009
Peter Lehr. “Somalias Piraten: Gute und schlechte Nachrichten” (Somali Piracy: Good News and Bad News), Internationales Magazin für Sicherheit (International Security Magazine), November 2009
Peter Lehr. “The MV Limburg Attack”, Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC), Autumn 2008
Peter Lehr. “Securing Ports in the Age of Global Terrorism: AIS, LRIT, and the Creation of a Maritime Domain Awareness”, in: Multani, Sukhvinder Kaur (Ed.): Security of Maritime Trade. New Dimensions. Hyderabad: Icfai Books 2008
Peter Lehr. “Port Security in the United Kingdom”, in: Paul Wilkinson et al. (Eds.): Homeland Security in the United Kingdom. London: Routledge 2007
Peter Lehr. “From ‘Mega’ Ports to ‘Giga’ Ports – Some Provocative Thoughts”, Cargo Security International, Vol. 4 No. 6 (June/July 2006)
Peter Lehr. “The Automated Identification System (AIS): A Convenient Tool for Pirates and Terrorists?”, Seaways, June 2006