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“We need not be ashamed of our own economic profit motive”: Britain, Latin America, and the Alliance for Progress, 1959-63 (2014)
Journal Article
Sewell, B. (2014). “We need not be ashamed of our own economic profit motive”: Britain, Latin America, and the Alliance for Progress, 1959-63. International History Review, 37(3), doi:10.1080/07075332.2014.940995

This article traces British policy discussions over their position in Latin America between 1959 and 1963. In particular, it looks at the way British officials interacted with the John F. Kennedy administration's flagship Alliance for Progress and ex... Read More

Wilful blindness or blissful ignorance? The United States and the successful denucelarization of Iraq (2014)
Journal Article
Ryan, M. (in press). Wilful blindness or blissful ignorance? The United States and the successful denucelarization of Iraq. Intelligence and National Security, 29(3), doi:10.1080/02684527.2014.895596

This article examines the successful denuclearization of Iraq by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the early 1990s and the apparent failure of the US Intelligence Community (IC) to rethink its assessments of Saddam’s desire for nuclear... Read More

'Full spectrum dominance': Donald Rumsfeld, the Department of Defense, and US irregular warfare strategy 2001-2008 (2014)
Journal Article
Ryan, M. (in press). 'Full spectrum dominance': Donald Rumsfeld, the Department of Defense, and US irregular warfare strategy 2001-2008. Small Wars and Insurgencies, 25(1), doi:10.1080/09592318.2014.893600

This article examines the evolution of US irregular warfare (IW) doctrine and practice from 2001 onwards. It argues that, after 9/11, top-tier civilian policymakers in the US Department of Defense (DoD) and across the US government developed a height... Read More

“Quiet Americans in India”: the CIA and the politics of intelligence in Cold War South Asia (2014)
Journal Article
McGarr, P. M. (2014). “Quiet Americans in India”: the CIA and the politics of intelligence in Cold War South Asia. Diplomatic History, 38(5), doi:10.1093/dh/dht131

In February 1967, officials from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were horrified when the American west-coast magazine, Ramparts, exposed the U.S. intelligence organization’s longstanding financial relationships with a number of international ed... Read More

"The Book of Negroes’ illustrated edition: circulating African-Canadian history through the Middlebrow" (2014)
Journal Article
Roberts, G. (2014). "The Book of Negroes’ illustrated edition: circulating African-Canadian history through the Middlebrow". International Journal of Canadian Studies, 48, doi:10.3138/ijcs.48.53

This article examines the 2009 deluxe illustrated edition of Lawrence Hill’s Commonwealth Writers’ Prize– and Canada Reads–winning novel The Book of Negroes, originally published in 2007. It relates the story of Aminata, a West African girl kidnapped... Read More

The Early American Novel in Fragments: Reading and Writing Serial Fiction in the Post-Revolutionary United States (2014)
Book Chapter
PETHERS, M. (2014). The Early American Novel in Fragments: Reading and Writing Serial Fiction in the Post-Revolutionary United States. In N. Wilson, A. Nash, & P. Parrinder (Eds.), New Directions in the History of the Novel, 63-75. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137026989_4

Following the trend towards authoritative ‘collected works’ and definitive ‘libraries of classics’ inaugurated in both Britain and the United States in the 1860s, publishers today tend to package old novels in a seamless, self-contained, visually uni... Read More