Christopher Coker (born 28 March 1953) is a British political scientist and political philosopher who has written extensively on all aspects of war. He was Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) where he had been teaching since 1982 and retired in 2019. Despite being retired from his professorship, Coker is Director of LSE IDEAS, LSE's foreign policy think tank and continues to be a regular participant or consultant in UK and NATO military education and strategic planning circles. He is also the Director of the Rațiu Forum in Romania. He was a NATO Fellow in 1981. He was a member of Council of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).