- Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs and the CIA (New York: St Martin's Press, 2016; London: Biteback, 2015), pp. 1-368.
- Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013/Beijing: Gold wall Press, 2020), pp. 1-434
* Guardian Bestseller of the week.
* Winner of the St Ermin's Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year Award (2014)
- 'GCHQ - Keeping the Last Secret', BBC Radio 4, 5 November 2012.
- 'GCHQ secret nearly blown by notes left in pub', http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/20205616
- 'Left on the Floor of a Fleet Street Pub, Britain's Greatest Post-War Secret', Telegraph, 5 November 2012.
- 'Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain', Spectator, 23 November 2012.
- 'No count of how many can view top secret documents', The Telegraph, 26 December 2012.
- Bernard Porter, 'Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain - Review', Guardian, 10 January 2013.
- Heather Brooke, 'The Closed Circle: Britain's Culture of Secrecy', New Statesman, 31 January 2013.
- (With Mark Stout, Ioanna Iordanou & Paul Maddrell, eds), Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and Great Britain: Volume I (Georgetown University Press, 2018), pp. 352.
- (With Paul Maddrell, Ioanna Iordanou and Mark Stout, eds), Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders and the World: Volume II (Georgetown University Press, 2018), pp. 288.
- (With Christopher J. Murphy) Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945 (Edinburgh University Press/Columbia University Press, 2013), pp. 316.
- (With Patrick Major) (eds), Spooked: Britain, Empire and Intelligence since 1945 (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009).
- (With James D. Lockhart, 'Principal Consumer: President Biden's Approach to Intelligence', International Affairs (accepted and forthcoming).
- (With Andrew Hammond), 'Bringing the 'Social' in from the Cold: Towards a Social History of American Intelligence', <em>Cambridge Review of International Affairs </em>(accepted and forthcoming, 2021).
- (With Trevor McCrisken), 'The Secret Life of Ian Fleming: Spies, Lies and Social Ties', Contemporary British History (2019), DOI: 10.1080/13619462.2018.1545579.
- 'Concealing Collusion: The Suez Crisis, Political Memoirs, and Official Secrecy', English Historical Review, 134:567 (April 2019), pp. 358-389.
- (With Trevor McCrisken) 'James Bond, Ian Fleming, and Intelligence: Breaking down the Boundary between the 'Real' and the 'Imagined'', Intelligence and National Security (2018), DOI: 10.1080/02684527.2018.1468648.
- (With Christopher Browning) 'REF Impact and the Discipline of Politics and International Studies', British Politics, 13:3 (Sept. 2018), pp. 249-269. DOI: 10.1057/s41293-018-0080-1.
- (With Richard Aldrich) '"Delayed Disclosure": National Security, Whistle-Blowers, and the Nature of Secrecy', Political Studies,67:2 (2018), pp. 291-306.
- (With Anthony Glees et al), 'A JIH Special Forum on Brexit: Implications for UK and European Intelligence Agencies', Journal of Intelligence History, 16:2 (June 2017).
- (With Richard Aldrich) 'Trump and the CIA: Borrowing from Nixon's Playbook', Foreign Affairs (April 2017).
- 'Nixon's Axe Man: CIA Director James Schlesinger', Journal of American Studies, 53:1 (February 2019), pp. 95-121.
- 'Turning against the CIA: Whistleblowers during the "Time of Troubles"', History: The Journal of the Historical Association, 100:340 (2015), pp. 251-74.
- (With Richard Aldrich), 'An INS Snowden Special Forum: Implications of the Snowden Leaks', Intelligence and National Security 29:6 (2014), pp. 793-810.
- 'Note on Teaching Intelligence', Intelligence and National Security, 31:1 (2016), pp. 118-130.
- 'From Confession to Corporate Memory: The Memoirs of CIA Director Richard M. Helms', International History Review, 36:1 (2014), pp. 70-88.
- 'The Last Assignment: David Atlee Phillips and the Birth of CIA Public Relations', International History Review, 35:2 (April 2013), pp. 337-355.
- (With S. Willmetts) 'Filming treachery: British Cinema and Television's Fascination with the Cambridge Five', Journal of British Cinema and Television, 10:1(2013), pp. 49-70. [EUP]
- 'Ian Fleming and the Early Public Profile of the Central Intelligence Agency', Journal of Cold War Studies, 15:1 (Winter 2013), pp. 119-147.
- This article inspired the following newspaper articles:
- Sean Coughlan, 'James Bond Gagdets "Copied by CIA"', BBC, 17 July 2013; 'A Close Bond: How the Real-Life CIA Copied James Bond Gadgets', Daily Express, 18 July 2013; 'CIA Copied Fictional James Bond Gagdets for its owns Agents during the Cold War, declassified letters reveal', Mail Online, 18 July 2013; Daniel Johnson, 'CIA Copied Gadgets, study reveals', Telegraph, 17 July 2013; 'The Spy Who Copied Me: How CIA Took Its Cue from Bond', Daily Telegraph, 18 July 2013; 'CIA Ripped Off Bond Gagets in Cold War', The Sun, 18 July 2013;'How the CIA Tried to Copy James Bond's Gadgets', The Times, 18 July 2013; 'A Close Bond: CIA Copied 007 Gagdets', Herald Sun (Australia), 16 July 2013; 'A Close Bond', New Limited, 16 July 2013; Hannah Osborne, 'Declassified: CIA Copied James Bond 007 Gadgets', International Business Times, 16 July 2013; 'CIA Mined Bond Tales in 1950s for Real Spy Gadgets', Birmingham Post, 17 July 2013; 'The CIA's Cold War Gadgets...Inspired by Bond', CNBC, 19 JUly 2013. Also National Post Canada, Sydney Morning Herald, Indian Express, New Zealand Herald, Times of India,
- It has also been reviewed by Jonthan Nashel for H-Diplo.
- (With S. Willmetts) 'Secrecy, Censorship and Beltway Books: Understanding the Work of the CIA's Publications Review Board', International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, 24:2 (2011), pp. 239-52.
- 'Intelligence and the Media: The Buster Crabb Affair, Secrecy and the Press', Intelligence and National Security, 26:5 (2011), pp. 676-700.
- ‘The Pursuit of Intelligence History: Sources, Methods and Trajectories’, Studies in Intelligence, 55:2 (June 2011), pp. 33-55.
- (With R.Johnson) 'In the Service of Empire: Imperialism and the British Spy Thriller 1901-1918', Studies in Intelligence, 54:2 (June 2010), pp. 1-22.
ARTICLES IN EDITED WORKS
- (With M. Stout & I. Iordanou) 'Introduction: Spy Chiefs: Secrecy, Power, and Leadership', in C. Moran, I. Iordanou, M. Stout & P. Maddrell (eds), Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and Great Britain: Volume I (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017).
- (With M. Stout & I. Iordanou) 'Conclusion: Intelligence Leadership in the Twenty-First Century', in C. Moran, I. Iordanoum M. Stout & P. Maddrell (eds), Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and Great Britain: Volume I (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017).
- CIA Director Richard Helms: Secrecy, Stonewalling and Spin', in C. Moran, I. Iordanou, M. Stout & P. Maddrell (eds), Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the United States and Great Britain (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017).
- 'Company Confessions: The CIA, Whistleblowers and Cold War Revisionism', in A. Etges, K. Jarausch & C. Ostermann (eds), The Cold War: Historiography, Memory and Representation (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2017), pp. 94-112.
- 'Ian Fleming and the Early Public Profile of the Central Iitelligence Agency', in M. Kramer (ed.), Spies: A Batch from the Journal of Cold War Studies (The MIT Press, 2014).
- (With C.J. Murphy) 'Intelligence Studies Now and Then', in Moran & Murphy (eds), Intelligence Studies in Britain and the US: Historiography since 1945 (Edinburgh University Press/Columbia University Press, 2013), pp. 1-17.
- (With R. Aldrich & S. Willmetts) 'The Central Intelligence Agency', T. Lynch, in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Military and Diplomatic History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
- 'Ian Fleming and CIA Director Allen Dulles: The Very Best of Friends', in R. Weiner (ed.), James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are not Enough (Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).
- 'Introduction', in Patrick Major and Christopher R. Moran (eds), Spooked: Britain, Empire and Intelligence (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), pp. 1-28.