“Mark has prepared detailed data and analyses for my firms on very hard-to-find and hard-to-interpret aspects of defence spending of various countries and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him for his extremely helpful work, approach and character.”

Harry Breach, European Aerospace & Defence Analyst, Barclays Capital

“Mark worked as the Defence Economist at IISS. As such he was one of very few people working on defence expenditure and budgets outside government, He is recognised as a leader in his field bringing a unique mix of real life economic experience to defence issues at an increasingly challenging time in global economics.”

Christopher Langton Head of Defence Analysis, Editor the Military Balance, Research Fellow for Russia & the FSU, International Institute for Strategic Studies

“Mark is a good, thorough and conscientious researcher. He has extensive knowledge of defence economics as well as appreciation of its wider international setting.”

Joanna Kidd, Defence Analyst, International Institute for Strategic Studies

 “I have known Mark Stoker for several years, and am quite familiar with his work at IISS in London regarding a broad range of defense economic issues. I have frequently used his research on defense spending and defense industrial issues. Mark has always struck me as someone with drive, determination, enthusiasm, and exceptional skills as an analyst, researcher and writer. He also has a good sense of good humor and appears able to work very well either singly or in groups. I think he would be a stand-out researcher in any organization or institution.

Richard Bitzinger Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore