Kristan Stoddart

Photograph of Kristan Stoddart.

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

BA University of the West of England
MA University of the West of England
MSc (Econ) University of Wales, Swansea
PhD University of Wales, Swansea

Contact

Email: kds@aber.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622372
Fax: +44 (0)1970 622709
Office: 3.08

Profile

Kristan Stoddart is the author or co-author of four books. He gained his PhD from Swansea University in 2006 and was a Research Fellow at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, University of Southampton. In 2010 he joined the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth as a Research Assistant. In 2012 he was appointed Lecturer in Cyber Security and in 2014 was made a Senior Lecturer. He is also Deputy Director of the Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies (CIISS). Kristan Stoddart is a member of the Project on Nuclear Issues run by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington D.C.), is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has spoken at a wide number of conferences nationally and internationally and for various forms of media including the BBC.

Research

I continue to conduct research into global nuclear weapons issues and in parallel the Intelligence Studies field (where I serve as Executive Secretary of CIISS) and increasingly in new technology and cyber security issues. These latter interests have evolved from my work in the nuclear field and, with technology and strategy core evolutionary drivers, and include the impact of technologies on warfare and international security including the US technological advantage and the challenges the United States faces – particularly in terms of rising powers such as China. From 2014-2017 he is conducting research on SCADA systems and Cyber Security Lifecycles as part of a major collaboration with Airbus Innovations, the University of South Wales and Cardiff University funded jointly by Airbus and the Welsh Assembly Government through Foundation Wales.

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate

IP38920 Britain and Nuclear Weapons
IQ30620 Cyber Warfare: The changing nature of security in the digital age

Postgraduate

IPM4330 The Strategy and Politics of Nuclear Weapons, 1945-present
IPM9820 Digital Connectivity: Digital Spaces and Cyber Worlds

PhD Supervision

Nuclear Weapons and Non-proliferation
Cyber Security/Cyber Warfare
Intelligence Studies

Publications

2015

Cherdantseva, Y., Burnap, P., Blyth, A., Eden, P., Jones, K.., Soulsby, H., Stoddart, K. 2015. A review of cyber security risk assessment methods for SCADA systems. Computers & Security 56 pp. 1-27. 10.1016/j.cose.2015.09.009

Stoddart, K. 2015. Creating the "Seamless Robe of Deterrence": Great Britain’s Role in NATO's INF Debate. In L. Nuti, F. Bozo, M. Rey, B. Rother (eds), The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War. Cold War International History Project Stanford University Press, Washington

2014

Stoddart, K.D. 2014. Facing Down the Soviet Union: Britain, the USA, NATO and Nuclear Weapons, 1976-1983. Palgrave Macmillan

Hughes, R.G., Stoddart, K. 2014. Intelligence since 9/11. In L. Johnson, J. Wirtz (eds), Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies: An Anthology. Fourthth edn, Oxford University Press, New York pp. 54-72.

Stoddart, K.D., Baylis, J. 2014. The British Nuclear Experience: The Role of Beliefs, Culture and Identity. Oxford University Press, Oxford

Stoddart, K. 2014. The Sword and the Shield: Britain, America, NATO and Nuclear Weapons 1970-1976. Nuclear Weapons and International Security since 1945 Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

2013

Stoddart, K. 2013. Life through a PRISM: Data Mining, Processing Capacity and Intelligence Gathering. Other

2012

2012. A decade of Intelligence Beyond 9/11: Security, Diplomacy and Human Rights. Intelligence and National Security 27 (5)

Hughes, R.G., Stoddart, K. 2012. Hope and Fear: Intelligence and the Future of Global Security a Decade after 9/11. Intelligence and National Security 27 (5) pp. 625-652. 10.1080/02684527.2012.708518 Other

Stoddart, K. 2012. Losing an Empire and Finding a Role: Britain, the USA, NATO and Nuclear Weapons, 1964- 1970. Nuclear Weapons and International Security since 1945 Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

Stoddart, K., Baylis, J. 2012. The British Nuclear Experience: The Role of Beliefs, Culture and Status Part One. Diplomacy and Statecraft 23 (2) pp. 331-346. 10.1080/09592296.2012.679488

Stoddart, K., Baylis, J. 2012. The British Nuclear Experience: The Role of Beliefs, Culture and Status Part Two. Diplomacy and Statecraft 23 (3) pp. 493-516. 10.1080/09592296.2012.706537

2011

Stoddart, K., Hueser, B. 2011. Großbritannien zwischen Doppelbeschluss und Anti-Kernwaffen-Protestbewegungen. In T. Philipp Gassert, H. Wentker (eds), Zweiter Kalter Krieg und Friedensbewegung: Der NATO-Doppelbeschluss in deutsch-deutscher und internationaler Perspekive. De Gruyter, Munchen

Stoddart, K. 2011. Minimum Deterrence in Theory and Practise. BISA Annual Conference & Exhibition, Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 27/04/2011 - 29/04/2011. Other

2010

Stoddart, K. 2010. The British Labour Government and the Development of Chevaline, 1974-1979. Cold War History 10 (3) pp. 287-314. 10.1080/14682741003679375

2009

Stoddart, K. 2009. British Nuclear Strategy in the Cold War. In M. Grant (ed), The British Way in Cold Warfare: Intelligence, Diplomacy and the Bomb. Continuum International Publishing Group pp. 15-32.

Stoddart, K. 2009. British government ‘optioneering’ - studies that have looked at alternative force postures. Stepping Down the Nuclear Ladder: Options for UK Nuclear Weapons Policy, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, 17–18 September, 2009., Bradford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 17/09/2009 - 18/09/2009.

Stoddart, K. 2009. Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 2006 and action in Gaza in 2008/9.

Stoddart, K. 2009. Minimum Deterrence: A Force Posture for the Twenty-First Century. In M. Jansson (ed), Project on Nuclear Issues: A Collection of Papers from the 2008 Conference Series. Center for Strategic and International Studies pp. 17-28. Other

Simpson, J., Stoddart, K., Swinerd, M.. (eds) 2009. NPT Briefing Book. 2009th edn, Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, Southampton Other

Stoddart, K. 2009. The Cruise Missile option for future SSBN/SSGN or Astute SSN submarines. Stepping Down the Nuclear Ladder: Options for UK Nuclear Weapons Policy, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, 17–18 September, 2009., Bradford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 17/09/2009 - 18/09/2009.

Stoddart, K. 2009. The South Ossetian War. Other

Stoddart, K. 2009. The Wilson Government and British Responses to Anti-Ballistic Missiles, 1964-1970. Contemporary British History 23 (1) pp. 1-33. 10.1080/13619460801990096

Stoddart, K. 2009. The coalition campaign in Afghanistan 2001-2010. Other

2008

Stoddart, K. 2008. Britain, the Renewal of Trident and the Nuclear Guarantee to NATO. In G. Boutherin (ed), Europe Facing Nuclear Weapons Challenges. Éditions Bruylant pp. 75-92.

Stoddart, K. 2008. Maintaining the 'Moscow Criterion': British Strategic Nuclear Targeting 1974-1979. Journal of Strategic Studies 31 (6) pp. 897-924. 10.1080/01402390802373198

Simpson, J., Stoddart, K., Swinerd, M.. (eds) 2008. NPT Briefing Book. 2008th edn, Mountbatten Centre for International Studies Other

Stoddart, K. 2008. The 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement and the 1980 Trident Decision. In J. Mackby, P. Cornish (eds), U.S.-UK Nuclear Cooperation: An Assessment and Future Prospects. Center for Strategic and International Studies pp. 89-100.

Stoddart, K. 2008. The Status of NATO's Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe. In G. Boutherin (ed), Europe Facing Nuclear Weapons Challenges. Éditions Bruylant pp. 59-74.

2007

Stoddart, K. 2007. Nuclear Weapons in Britain's Policy Towards France, 1960-1974. Diplomacy and Statecraft 18 (4) pp. 719-744. 10.1080/09592290701807184

2003

Stoddart, K., Baylis, J. 2003. Britain and the Chevaline Project: The hidden nuclear programme, 1967-82. Journal of Strategic Studies 26 (4) pp. 124-155. 10.1080/0141-2390312331279718