Selected Academic Publications

As well as my current book project on superpowers and intellligence, I am editing, and contributing to, a collection of essays on intelligence history,  and am also writing two journal articles on intelligence, diplomatic history and great-power conflicts. My academic publications include:


  • Empire of Secrets. British intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire (Harper-Press 2013)

Book (contributed to):

  • Defend the Realm. The Authorized History of MI5 (Penguin 2009)

Book (co-editing)

  • Spies. Governments and Intelligence Communities (under review with a leading university press)

Peer-reviewed articles:

  • “Historical Amnesia: British and US intelligence, Past and Present” (under review)
  • “Avoiding the Thucydides Trap: intelligence lessons from the Cold War” (in progress)
  • “Listeners on the line: the role of wiretapping and bugging in diplomacy and international relations” (in progress)
  • “British intelligence, the Mandate of Palestine, and threats to national security immediately after the Second World War” Intelligence and National Security 23 (2008) pp.435- 62.
  • “Torture and intelligence gathering in Western democracies” History and Policy (2008)
  • with Christopher Andrew, “The Gouzenko Case and British Secret Intelligence” in J. L Black and Martin Rudner (eds), The Gouzenko Affair: Canada and Beginnings of the Cold War (Penumbra, 2006)
  • with Christopher Andrew, “Still the “missing dimension’: British intelligence and the historiography of British decolonization” in Patrick Major and Christopher Moran (eds), Spooked: Britain, Empire and Intelligence since 1945 (Cambridge 2009) pp.73-96

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