Richard Aldrich's area studies training was originally South-east Asia. Currently Richard is working on a book on the CIA and Latin America with Zakia Shiraz (who was a research fellow here at Warwick). He is also working on a grant bid on hostages, kidnapping and ransoms with latin american case studies. Richard's own current work on the CIA and journalism involves work on Cuba in the 1960s.
Keywords: Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, CIA, journalism, hostages, embassy seizures, security sector reform