Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies




Professor Len Scott

Tel: ++44(0)1970 622697 ~  E-mail: lvs@aber.ac.uk 


Professor Scott is author of The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Threat of Nuclear War: Lessons from History (Continuum Books, 2007); Planning Armageddon: Britain, the United States and the Command of Nuclear Forces, 1945-1964 (with S. Twigge, Harwood Academic Press, 2000), published in the Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine series; Macmillan, Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis: Political, Military and Intelligence Aspects (Macmillan, 1999) published in the Contemporary History in Context series; and Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945-51 (Oxford University Press, 1993).  He has edited Exploring Intelligence Archives: enquiries into the secret state (co-edited with R. Gerald Hughes and Peter Jackson,  Routledge, 2008); and Understanding Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: Journeys in Shadows (co-edited with Peter Jackson, Routledge, 2004).  Professor Scott has also published inter alia in Intelligence and National Security, Political Quarterly, Contemporary Record, International Affairs, Arms Control and the Journal of Strategic Studies.

Deputy director Dr. Peter Jackson

Tel: ++44(0)1970 621771 ~  E-mail: ptj@aber.ac.uk


Dr. Jackson is the UK editor of Intelligence and National Security, the author of France and the Nazi Menace: Intelligence and Policy-making 1933-1939 (Oxford University Press, 2000), published in the Oxford Historical Monographs series, and co-editor, with R. Gerald Hughes and Len Scott, of Exploring Intelligence Archives: enquiries into the secret state (Routledge, 2008); co-editor, with Len Scott, of Understanding Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: Journeys in Shadows (Routledge, 2004) and co-editor, with Jennifer Siegel, Intelligence and Statecraft: the use and limits of intelligence in international society (Praeger, 2005).  He has published inter alia in Intelligence and National Security, Historical Journal, Journal of Strategic Studies, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Review of International Studies and Guerres Mondiales et Conflits Contemporaines.

Professor Martin Alexander

Tel: ++44(0)1970 622693 ~  E-mail: saa@aber.ac.uk 


Web page: http://users.aber.ac.uk/rbh/strategy  


Professor Alexander is author of a number of monographs and edited collections, including The Republic in Danger: General Maurice Gamelin and the Politics of French Defence 1933-1939 (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and Anglo-French Defence Relations between the Wars, 1919-1939 (co-ed. with William J. Philpott) (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002); France and the Algerian War, 1954-62. Strategy, Operations and Diplomacy (co-ed. with J.F.V. Keiger) (London: Frank Cass, 2002); The Algerian War and the French Army (1954-62): Experiences, Images, Testimonies (co-ed. with Martin Evans and J.F.V. Keiger) (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002) and Knowing Your Friends: Intelligence Inside Alliances and Coalitions from 1914 to the Cold War, a Special Edition of  Intelligence and National Security (Frank Cass, 1998). He was also Guest Editor for a special issue of the Journal of Strategic Studies on new research on France's war in Algeria, published in March 2001. 

Dr. R. Gerald Hughes

Tel: ++44(0)1970 628565 ~  E-mail: rbh@aber.ac.uk


Dr.  Hughes is the UK reviews editor of Intelligence and National Security    and the author of Britain, Germany and the Cold War: the search for a European détente, 1949-1967 (2007), published in the Routledge Cold War History series.  He is the co-editor of the books Exploring Intelligence Archives: enquiries into the secret state (with Peter Jackson and Len Scott,  Routledge, 2008) and Intelligence, Crises and Security: Prospects and Retrospects (with Len Scott, Routledge, 2008).  He has published numerous articles including 'Of Revelatory Histories and Hatchet Jobs: Propaganda and Method in Intelligence History', Intelligence and National Security , 23/ 6 (2008), pp. 842-877', ''Possession is nine tenths of the law': Britain and the boundaries of Eastern Europe since 1945', Diplomacy and Statecraft, 16/ 4, December 2005, pp. 723-747 and 'Unfinished Business from Potsdam: Britain, West Germany, and the Oder-Neiße line, 1945-1962', International History Review, 27/ 2, June 2005, pp. 259-294.  He has also served as the editor of the Study Group on Intelligence Newsletter and has worked as a contributing editor For Jane's Information Group.


Dr. Paul Maddrell

Tel: ++44(0)1970 622859 ~  E-mail: ohm@aber.ac.uk


Dr. Maddrell is the author of Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany, 1945-1961 (Oxford University Press, 2006), as well as many journal articles and book chapters on intelligence and German history.  These include 'The Western Secret Services, the East German Ministry of State Security and the Building of the Berlin Wall', Intelligence and National Security, 21/ 5 (2006), pp. 829-847; ‘What we have Discovered about the Cold War is what we already Knew: Julius Mader and the Western Secret Services during the Cold War', Cold War History , 5/ 2 (2005), pp. 235-258 and ‘Einfallstor in die Sowjetunion: die Besatzung Deutschlands und die Ausspähung der UdSSR durch den britischen Nachrichtendienst', Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte,  51/  2 (2003), pp. 183-227.