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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 new book, Full Spectrum Dominance: Irregular Warfare and the War on Terror, will be published in 2019 by Stanford University Press. This examines the development of new US irregular warfare capabilities in the ‘peripheral’ theatres of the ‘war on terror’ in sun-Saharan 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