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GCHQ: The Uncensored History of Britain’s Most Secret Intelligence Agency, William Collins, paperback 2019, 2nd edition ISBN: 978-0007312658, Pp.700. (GCHQ was the subject of a round-table in Britain and the World: Historical Journal of the British Scholar Society 5/1 (March 2012) pp.127-47.)

The Black Door: Spies, Secret Intelligence and British Prime Ministers, co-authored with Rory Cormac, William Collins hardback 2016, ISBN: 978-0007555444, Pp.606. Paperback 2017. Translated into Chinese and Romanian. Nominated for Orwell book prize and Mackenzie book prize.

The Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret Intelligence, UK John Murray, 2001/US Penguin-Putnam, 2002, republished by Duckworth 2006, single author monograph, Pp.740. (The Hidden Hand was the Winner of the Donner Book Prize for Transatlantic Relations administered by the University of Cambridge, 2002, and short-listed for the Westminster Medal.)

Intelligence and the War Against Japan: Britain, America and the Politics of Secret Service, Cambridge University Press, 2000, single author monograph, Pp.500. (Intelligence and the War Against Japan was published in Japanese by Kobunsha, Tokyo, in 2003.)

The Key to the South: Britain, the United States and Thailand During the Approach of the Pacific War, 1929-42, Oxford University Press, 1993, single author monograph, Pp.416.


Secret Intelligence: A Reader, Routledge, 2nd edition 2019, Pp.600. Lead editor, co-edited with Christopher Andrew & Wesley K. Wark.

The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-65: Western Intelligence, Propaganda, Security and Special Operations, Frank Cass, 2000, Pp.240, co-edited with Gary Rawnsley and Ming-yeh Rawnsley.

Intelligence, Defence and Diplomacy: British Policy in the Post-war World, Frank Cass, 1994, Pp.273, co-edited with Michael Hopkins.

British Intelligence, Strategy and the Cold War, 1945-51, Routledge, 1992, Pp.347.


Spying on the World: The Joint Intelligence Committee and Events which Shaped History, Edinburgh University Press, 2014, Pp.458, co-edited with Michael Goodman and Rory Cormac. This project is supported by a British Academy grant and is co-published with Oxford University Press.

The Faraway War: Personal Diaries of the Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, Doubleday, 2005, edited, Pp.706. Paperback edition, Corgi, 2006, Pp.912.

Witness to War: Diaries of the Second World War in Europe and the Middle East, Doubleday, 2004, edited, Pp.708. Paperback edition, Corgi, 2005, Pp.956.

Espionage, Security and Intelligence in Britain, 1945-1970: Documents in Contemporary History, Manchester University Press, 1998, edited Pp.262.





'Britain and the Strategic Air Offensive Against the Soviet Union: The Question of South Asian Air Bases, 1945–9', History, Vol.74 Issue.242 (January 1989): 400-426, co-authored with Michael Coleman.

'The cold war, the JIC and British signals intelligence, 1948', Intelligence and National Security, Vol.4, No.3 (1989): 535-549, co-authored with Michael Coleman.

'Never‐never land and wonderland? British and American policy on intelligence archives', Contemporary Record (1994) 8:1, 133-152. (PDF Document)


'OSS, CIA and European Unity: The American Committee on United Europe, 1949-1960', Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 8, No.1 (March 1997): 184-227. (PDF Document)



'Britain's Secret Intelligence Service in Asia During the Second World War', Modern Asian Studies 32, 1 (1998), pp. 179-217. (PDF Document)



'British Intelligence and the Anglo-American "Special Relationship" during the Cold War', Review of International Studies, Vol.24, No.3 (March 1998): 331-51. (PDF Document)



'Signals Intelligence and GCHQ, 1945-70' in Intelligence and National Security, Vol.16, No.1 (Spring 2001): 67-96.



'From Ireland to Bosnia: Intelligence Support for UK Low Intensity Operations', in Wies Platje, Cees Wiebes, Robert David Steele, Ben de Jong, (eds) Peacekeeping Intelligence: Emerging Concepts for the Future (Washington DC: OSS Publications, 2001), pp.73-100. (Word Document)



'Liberation: Rolling Back the Frontiers of Clandestine Cold War History?', Cold War History, Vol.1, No.2 (Spring 2001): 122-134.



'Grow Your Own: Cold War Intelligence and History Supermarkets', Intelligence and National Security, Vol.17, No.1 (Spring 2002): 135-52.



'Dangerous Liaisons: The United States and Intelligence Alliances After 9/11’, Harvard International Review, Vol.24, No.3 (September 2002): 49-54. (Word Document)



'Transatlantic intelligence and security co-operation', International Affairs, Vol.80, No.3 (July 2004): 331-55. (PDF Document)



'Policing the Past: Official History, Secrecy and British Intelligence since 1945', English Historical Review, Vol.119, No.483 (September 2004): 922-53. (PDF Document)



'The Secret State', in Harriet Jones and Keith Middlemas (eds.) Blackwells Companion to Contemporary Britain, 1939-2000 (Oxford: Blackwells, 2005), pp.333-50.



'Whitehall and the Iraq War: The UK's Four Intelligence Enquiries', Irish Studies in International Affairs, Vol.16, No.1 (2005): 73-88. (PDF Document)



'Contending Cultures of Counter-terrorism: Transatlantic Convergence or Divergence?', International Affairs, Vol.81, No.5 (October 2005): 905-23, co-authored with Wyn Rees. (PDF Document)



'Intelligence', in Saki Dockrill and Geraint Hughes (eds.) Advances in Cold War History (London: Palgrave, 2006), pp.210-39.



'Intelligence within BAOR and NATO's Northern Army Group', Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol.30, No.1 (February 2008): 89-122. (PDF Document) 



'Setting priorities in a World of Changing Threats', in Steve Tsang (ed.), Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008), pp.158-170.



'US-European Intelligence Co-operation on Counter-terrorism: Low Politics and Constraint', British Journal of Politics and International Relations Vol.11, No.1 (February 2009). (PDF Document)



'The UK Security State', in Matthew Flinders, Andrew Gamble, Colin Hay, Mike Kenny (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of British Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).



'Beyond the Vigilant State? Globalization and Intelligence', Review of International Studies. Vol. 35, No.4 (Oct. 2009): 889-904. (PDF Document)



'Regulation by Revelation?: Intelligence, Transparency and the Media', in R. Dover and M. Goodman (eds.) Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media - Why the Media needs Intelligence (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009). pp.13-36.



'Global Intelligence Co-operation versus Accountability: New Facets to an Old Problem', Intelligence and National Security, Vol.24, No.1 (2009): 26-56. (PDF Document)



'Intelligence and International Security', in A. Denemark (ed.) The International Studies Encyclopedia Vol.VI. (Oxford: International Studies Association/Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) pp.3824-3842.



' "A profoundly disruptive force": The CIA, Historiography and the impact of Globalization', Intelligence and National Security, Vol.26, No.2 (2011):1-20,



'Security Policy and Surveillance in Britain', in Colin Hay, Richard Heffernan and Philip Cowley (eds.) Developments in British Politics 9 (London: Palgrave, 2011) - co-authored with Antony Field, pp.280-301.



' "A skeleton in our cupboard" British Interrogation Procedures in Northern Ireland’, in M. Goodman and R. Dover (eds.) Learning from the Secret Past: Cases in British Intelligence History (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2011), pp.161-189.



'Intelligence and European Union', in Erik Jones, Anand Menon & Stephen Weatherill (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the European Union (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp.627-42.



‘Escaping From American Intelligence: Culture, Ethnocentrism and the Anglosphere’, International Affairs, (September 2012), Vol.89, No.5, co-authored with John Kasuku.



'CIA History as a Cold War Battleground: The Forgotten First Wave of Agency Narratives' in Christopher Moran and Christopher Murphy (eds.) Framing Intelligence History: The Historiography of British and American Secret Services since 1945 (New York: Columbia University Press/Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012).



‘Waiting to be kissed? NATO, NORTHAG and Intelligence’, in Jan Hoffenaar and Dieter Krüger, (eds.) Blueprints for Battle: Planning for War in Central Europe, 1948-1968 ISBN: 978-0-8131-3651-6 (University of Kentucky Press, 2012). pp.55-72.



‘Intelligence’ in Paul D. Williams (ed.), Security Studies: An Introduction (2nd Edition, London: Routledge, 2012), pp.235-49.



‘Whitehall Wiring: CESG and the Struggle for Secure Speech’, Public Policy and Administration, Vol.27, No.2 (2013).

'British Intelligence During the Cold War', in Karina Urbach and Jonathan Haslam (eds.) Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013), pp.149-170.



‘Counting the Cost of Intelligence: The Treasury, National Service and GCHQ’, English Historical Review, Volume CXXX, Issue 529 (2013), 0013-8266


‘The Future of Cyber-Resilience in an Age of Global Complexity’, Politics, Volume 33, Issue 4 (2013): 299-310, co-authored with Lewis Herrington.


‘Globalisation and Borders’, in Robert Dover, Michael S. Goodman, Claudia Hillebrand (eds.) Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies (London: Routledge, 2013), pp 264-73, co-authored with Zakia Shiraz.


'GCHQ and Computing: Teddy Poulden, IBM and ICL', in M. Murfett (ed.) Shaping British Foreign and Defence Policy in the Twentieth Century (London: Palgrave, 2014), pp. 240-53.


‘Securing Freedom: Obama, the NSA and American Foreign Policy’, in Inderjeet Parmar, Linda B. Miller, Mark Ledwidge (eds.) Obama and the World: New Directions in US Foreign Policy (London: Routledge, 2nd edition 2014), co-authored with Andrew Hammond.


‘American Journalism and Landscapes of Secrecy: Tad Szulc, Cuba and the CIA’, History, Vol.100, No.339 (April 2015).

‘The Intellectual Redneck: William Odom and NSA’, in Christopher Moran, Mark Stout, Ionna Iordanou, Paul Maddrell (ed.) Spychiefs: Vol.1 Intelligence Leaders in the United States and the United Kngdom (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017), 183-208.


Trump and the CIA: Borrowing From Nixon’s Playbook’, Foreign Affairs, 24 April 2017, with Christopher Moran.  


Strategic Culture as a Constraint: Intelligence Analysis, Memory and Organizational Learning in the Social Sciences and History’, Intelligence and National Security, Vol.32, No.5 (Summer 2017): 625-35. (ISA 2015 workshop special issue).


‘Intelligence’ in Paul D. Williams and Matt McDonald (eds.), Security Studies: An Introduction (3rd Edition, London: Routledge, 2018), pp.235-49.


‘”Delayed Disclosure”: Whistle-blowers, National Security and the Nature of State Secrecy’, Political Studies, Vol.67, No.2 (2019), 291-306. with Christopher Moran.


‘Ambient Accountability: Intelligence Services in Europe and the Decline of Secrecy’, West European Politics, Vol.41, No.4 (2018): 1003-24, with and Daniela Richterova.


‘Grey is the New Black: Covert Action and the Rise of Implausible Deniability’, International Affairs, Vol.94: No.3 (2018): 477-94. with Rory Cormac.


‘Secrets, Hostages and Ransoms: British Kidnap Policy in Historical Perspective’, Review of International Studies, Vol.44, No.4 (2018), pp. 738-759 with Lewis Herrington


‘Secrecy, Spies and the Global South: Intelligence Studies Beyond the Anglosphere’ with Zakia Shiraz, International Affairs, Vol.95, No. 6, (2019): 1313–1329.


‘Secrets, Spooks and Ghosts: Memoirs and Contested Memory at the CIA’, Journal of American Studies, 2020, with Jules Gaspard.


‘The Secret Empire of Sigint: GCHQ and the persistence of the British presence’, International History Review, with Sarah Mainwaring, 2020.


‘Postdigital War beneath the Sea? The Stack’s Underwater Cable Security’, The Journal of Digital War, 1.1 (May 2020), with Athina Karatzogianni.


‘Operation Rubicon: sixty years of German-American success in signals intelligence’ Intelligence and National Security, Vol.35: 5 (2020), with Peter F. Müller, David Ridd and Erich Schmidt-Eenboom.


‘Cryptography and the Global South: Secrecy, Signals and Information Imperialism’, Third World Quarterly, 41: 9 (2020) with Rob Dover.