Lecturer in American History, University of Nottingham

My research interests are broadly in the field of post-Cold War US foreign policy, in particular the development of neoconservatism; intellectuals and US foreign policy; humanitarian interventionism; the Bush administration and the ‘Global War on Terror’; as well as the history of the CIA and the politics of intelligence. I have written articles and book chapters on many of these topics. My first book, Neoconservatism and the New American Century, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2010. I am currently completing a new book titled Beyond Iraq: The ‘War on Terror’ on the Periphery, which examines the development of new US irregular warfare capabilities and the ‘war on terror’ in Africa, Georgia and the Caspian Basin, and the Philippines.


  • –present
    Lecturer in American History, University of Nottingham


  • 2007 
    University of Birmingham, PhD: History of American foreign relations