Journal Articles

I publish broadly under the headings of British defence, intelligence and European security. I have focussed more closely on the defence and intelligence recently, and dropped off my European security interests a little. You can’t look at the arms trade without being a little bit interested in Europe though, so it is still an interest:

‘The World’s Second Oldest Profession: The Transatlantic Spying Scandal and its Aftermath’, The International Spectator, Vol.49, No.2, 2014, pp.117-133.

(with Wyn Bowen and Michael S. Goodman), ‘Intelligence and Nuclear Proliferation: An Introduction to the Special Edition’, Intelligence and National Security, Vol.29, No. 3, 2014, pp.315-323.

(co-authored with Mark Phythian), The Politics of the SDSR: Centralisation and Cuts, The Political Quarterly, Vol.83, Number 1, 2011, pp.163-171.

(co-authored with Mark Phythian), Lost over Libya: The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review – an obituary, Defence Studies, Vol.11, Number 3, 2011, pp.420-444.

‘Britain, Europe and Defence in the Post-Industrial Age’, in Defence and Security Analysis, Vol.27, No.1, March 2011, pp.19-30.

‘Lost in Translation: The EU, Russia, and the Crisis in Georgia’ in the Journal of International Affairs (Moscow), Vol.54, October 2008, pp.29-36.

‘The EU’s Immigration Policy. A Securitization Too Far’, Journal of European Integration 30 (1), 2008, pp. 113-130.

  1. Cited in Housing Studies, Mar 1, 2011
  2. Cited in Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Dec 1, 2009
  3. Cited in Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Dec 1, 2009

‘For Queen and Company – The Role of Intelligence in the UK’s Arms Trade’. Political Studies 55 (4), 2007, 683-708). (Winner of the PSA’s Wilfrid Harrison Prize, awarded April 2008; Recommended in the 2007 reading guide of the think-tank ‘Analyst Centre’; and it was reprinted in a virtual issue of Political Studiesas a special issue dedicated to Harrison Prize winners. More recently, it was cited in a sustained way throughout a piece by Jeremy Horder titled, ‘On her Majesty’s Commercial Service: Bribery, Public Officials, and the UK intelligence services, The Modern Law Review, 74(6), pp.911-931.

‘The EU’s Joint Actions on Anti-Personnel Mines and Unexploded Ordnance: Finding a Security Policy Identity’. European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol.11, No.4, 2006, pp.401-17.

‘A Silent Debate: The Role of intelligence in the UK Arms Trade’ – –International Journal of Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence, Vol.19, No.1, 2006, pp.110-119.

‘The Prime Minister and Core Executive: A Liberal Intergovernmentalist reading of the Europeanization of British defence policy (1997-2000)’ –British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol.7, No.4, 2005, pp.508-525

‘The EU and the Bosnian Civil War 1992–95: The Capabilities–Expectations Gap at the Heart of EU Foreign Policy’ – European Security, Vol.14, No.3, 2005, pp.297-318.

Special Issues: 

June 2014- A special issue of Intelligence and National Security, on nuclear intelligence, edited with Wyn Bowen and Michael S. Goodman.

Editorial Board Memberships: 

SAGE Open (January 2013 – )

International Journal of Intelligence History (2013-present)


In the course of the last four years I have undertaken peer review of journal articles and manuscripts for the following:

* Journal of Common Market Studies

* Political Studies

* Review of International Studies

* British Journal of International Studies

* Foreign Policy Analysis

* Intelligence and National Security

* The International Spectator

* Cooperation and Conflict

* Critical Studies on Terrorism

* Millennium

* The Journal of Applied Philosophy

* Journal of International Relations and Development

* European Foreign Affairs Review

* Journal of Contemporary European Studies

* Cambridge Review of International Relations

* Critical Studies on Terrorism

* Sage Open


* Oxford University Press

* Palgrave MacMillan

* Hurst & Co / Columbia UP

* Routledge


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