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Professor of International Security, University of Warwick

Richard J. Aldrich is a Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick and joined PAIS in September 2007. His main research interests lie in the area of intelligence and security communities. Currently he is serving at Director of the Institute of Advanced Study.

He is leading an AHRC project entitled "Landscapes of Secrecy: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Contested Record of US Foreign Policy, 1947-2001" which has received follow on funding. This involves a team of eight scholars at the universities of Nottingham and Warwick who are examining the creation of the public record of the CIA in realms such as history, memoirs, novels and film. His own contribution to this project is a study of the CIA and its relationship with the press.

Richard J. Aldrich is the author of GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain’s Most Secret Intelligence Agency (HarperPress) and will be speaking on this at the Warwick University Book Festival on Saturday 15th June.


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    Professor of International Security, Warwick University