Dr Gerry Hughes

BA(Hons) University of Stirling PGDip University of Wales MSc(Econ) University of Wales PhD University of Wales

Dr Gerry Hughes

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R. Gerald Hughes is a lecturer in Military history, also specialising in diplomatic history and the history of intelligence. He holds undergraduate and Masters degrees from the Universities of Stirling, Bangor and Aberystwyth. He was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Wales in 2000 on the subject of British policy towards West German Ostpolitik in the years 1955-1967. Hughes is the reviews editor of Intelligence & National Security, the world's leading journal on the role of intelligence in international affairs, and the editor of the Study Group on Intelligence newsletter. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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R. Gerald Hughes is interested in a number of areas of scholarly enquiry. These are mainly concerned with modern and contemporary history. They include modern international and diplomatic history; European history; Cold War history; Military history; Intelligence history; Strategic Studies; the history of 'Appeasement'; Anglo-German relations; Anglo-Irish relations and British counterinsurgency since 1899. R. Gerald Hughes has published widely in the fields of twentieth century international history and the Cold War in Europe. He is currently working on the history of Britain and 'Appeasement' and undertaking research into political and military aspects of the Anglo-Irish War of 1919-1921.

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The diary of an undercover agent in Mexico’s war on drugsBarrera, C. & Hughes, R. G. 2018 In : Intelligence and National Security.33, 2, p. 290-2934 p.
Islam in South Asia: the Deobandis and the current state of PakistanBennett-Jones, O. & Hughes, R. G. 2017 In : Intelligence and National Security.
‘Fear Has Large Eyes’: The History of Intelligence in the Soviet UnionHughes, R. G. & Kislenko, A. 2017 In : Journal of Slavic Military Studies.30, 4, p. 639-65315 p.
The Quest for a Theory of IntelligenceHughes, R. G. & Hillebrand, C. 2017 The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence. Dover, R., Dylan, H. & Goodman, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Basingstoke, UK: Springer Nature, p. 1-2425 p.
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Critical ReappraisalScott, L. (ed.) & Hughes, R. G. (ed.) 2016 London/New York: Taylor & Francis. 272 p. (Cold War History)
"The Best and the Brightest": The Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy administration, and the lessons of historyHughes, R. G. 2016 The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Critical Reappraisal. Scott, L. & Hughes, R. G. (eds.). London/New York: Taylor & Francis, p. 117-14125 p. (Cold War History)
Between Man and Nature: The enduring wisdom of Sir Halford J. MackinderHughes, R. G. & Heley, J. 2015 In : Journal of Strategic Studies.38, 6, p. 898-93538 p.
Intelligence since 9/11Hughes, R. G. & Stoddart, K. 2014 Intelligence: The Secret World of Spies: An Anthology. Johnson, L. K. & Wirtz, J. J. (eds.). 4 ed. New York: Oxford University Press, p. 54-7219 p.
The Postwar Legacy of Appeasement: British Foreign Policy since 1945Hughes, R. G. 2014 London/New York: Bloomsbury Publishing. 346 p.
Strategists and IntelligenceHughes, R. G. 2014 Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies. Dover, R., Goodman, M. & Hillebrand, C. (eds.). London and New York: Taylor & Francis, p. 50-589 p.
The Ghosts of Appeasement: Britain and the legacy of the Munich AgreementHughes, R. G. 2013 In : Journal of Contemporary History.48, 4, p. 688-71629 p.
Kissinger and the Diplomacy of Coercive Linkage in the “Special Relationship” between the United States and Great Britain, 1969–1977Hughes, R. G. & Robb, T. 2013 In : Diplomatic History.37, 4, p. 861-90545 p.
War as political violenceHughes, R. G. 2012 The Ashgate Research Companion to Political Violence. Breen-Smyth, M. (ed.). Taylor & Francis, (Ashgate Research Companions)
Britain, East-West Détente and the CSCEHughes, R. G. 2012 From Helsinki to Belgrade: The First CSCE Follow-Up Meeting and the Crisis of Détente. Bilandžić, V., Dahlmann , D. & Kosanović , M. (eds.). Bonn: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, p. 119-14224 p. (Internationale Beziehungen. Theorie und Geschichte.; no. 10)
Hope and Fear: Intelligence and the Future of Global Security a Decade after 9/11Hughes, R. G. & Stoddart, K. 2012 In : Intelligence and National Security.27, 5, p. 625-65228 p.
A decade of Intelligence Beyond 9/11: Security, Diplomacy and Human RightsHughes, R. G. (ed.), Stoddart, K. (ed.) & Scott, L. (ed.) 2012 In : Intelligence and National Security.27, 5
Two Princes and their Adviser: Nixon, Ford and KissingerHughes, R. G. & Robb, T. 2012 In : Journal of Peace Studies.13, 2, p. 49-7628 p.
Twentieth Century: European HistoryHughes, R. G. 2011 In : Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature.95, 1, p. 95-11420 p.
The British Secret Intelligence Service, 1909–1949Hughes, R. G., Murphy, . P. & Davies , P. H. J. 2011 In : Intelligence and National Security.26, 5, p. 701-72929 p.
The Comandante in his Labyrinth: Fidel Castro and his LegacyAbedul, H. & Hughes, R. G. 2011 In : Intelligence and National Security.26, 4, p. 531-56535 p.
Strategic Air Power: Oxford Bibliographies OnlineHughes, R. G. 2011
Twentieth Century: European History (2007 and 2008)Hughes, R. G. 2010 In : Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature.94, 1, p. 144-16522 p.
Intelligence and International Security: New Perspectives and AgendasScott, L. V., Hughes, R. G. & Alexander, M. S. 2010 Taylor & Francis. 184 p.
The Future of Intelligence: Seeking Perfection in an Imperfect World?Scott, L. & Hughes, R. G. 2010 Intelligence and International Security: New Perspectives and Agendas. Scott, L., Hughes, R. G. & Alexander, M. S. (eds.). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 6-2419 p.
Introduction: Journeys in TwilightScott, L., Hughes, R. G. & Alexander, M. S. 2010 Intelligence and International Security: New Perspectives and Agendas. Scott, L., Hughes, R. G. & Alexander, M. S. (eds.). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 1-55 p.
'The Continuation of Politics by Other Means': Britain, the Two Germanys and the Olympic Games, 1949-1972Hughes, R. G. & Owen, R. J. 2009 In : Contemporary European History.18, 4, p. 443-47432 p.
A Coalition of ‘Compromise and Barter': Britain and West Germany in the Cold War, 1945–1975Hughes, R. G. 2009 The British Way In Cold Warfare: Intelligence, Diplomacy And The Bomb,1945 – 75. Grant, M. (ed.). Continuum International Publishing Group, p. 69-8618 p.
Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: Change and Continuity or Crisis and Transformation?'Scott, L. & Hughes, R. G. 2009 In : Intelligence and National Security.24, 1, p. 6-2520 p.
Change, Crisis and Transformation: Challenges for Western Intelligence in the Twenty-first CenturyScott, L. (ed.), Hughes, R. G. (ed.) & Alexander, M. S. (ed.) 2009 In : Intelligence and National Security.24, 1
Twentieth Century: European HistoryHughes, R. G. 2008 In : Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature.92, 1, p. 146-16116 p.
Exploring Intelligence Archives: enquiries into the secret stateHughes, R. G., Jackson, P. D. & Scott, L. V. 2008 Taylor & Francis.
'In the final analysis, it is their war': Britain, the United States and South Vietnam in 1963Hughes, R. G. 2008 Exploring Intelligence Archives: Enquiries into the Secret State. Hughes, R. G., Jackson, P. & Scott, L. (eds.). Taylor & Francis, p. 183-21230 p. (Studies in Intelligence Series)
'Knowledge is never too dear': exploring intelligence archivesHughes, R. G. & Scott, L. 2008 Exploring Intelligence Archives: Enquiries into the Secret State. Hughes, R. G., Jackson, P. & Scott, L. (eds.). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 13-4028 p. (Studies in Intelligence)
Of Revelatory Histories and Hatchet Jobs: Propaganda and Method in Intelligence HistoryHughes, R. G. 2008 In : Intelligence and National Security.23, 6, p. 842-87736 p.
Britain and the CSCEHughes, R. G. 2008 From Helsinki to Belgrade - The First CSCE Follow-up Meeting in Belgrade 1977/78: Contributions to the international Conference organized by the Zikic Foundation and the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Belgrade 2008. Bilandžić, V. & Kosanović, M. (eds.). Bonn: Zikic Stiftung, p. 279-31032 p.
Intelligence, Crises and Security: Prospects and RetrospectsScott, L. (ed.) & Hughes, R. G. (ed.) 2007 Abingdon: Taylor & Francis. 256 p.
Intelligence, Crises and Security: Lessons from History?Scott, L. & Hughes, R. G. 2007 Intelligence, Crises and Security: Prospects and Retrospects . Scott, L. & Hughes, R. G. (eds.). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, p. 1-2222 p.
Britain, Germany and the Cold War: the search for a European détente, 1949-1967Hughes, R. G. 2007 Taylor & Francis. 280 p.
Twentieth Century: European HistoryHughes, R. G. 2007 In : Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature.91, 1, p. 148-16114 p.
Twentieth Century: European HistoryHughes, R. G. 2006 In : Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature.90, 1, p. 142-15716 p.
Intelligence, crises and security: Lessons from history?Scott, L. & Hughes, R. G. 2006 In : Intelligence and National Security.21, 5, p. 653-67412 p.
'Don't let's be beastly to the Germans': Britain and the German Affair in HistoryHughes, R. G. 2006 In : Twentieth Century British History.17, 2, p. 257-28327 p.
Review essay on Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger, Tor! The Story of German Football (London: WSC: When Saturday Comes Books, 2nd edition, 2003). Pp.xv+304. £9.99 (paper). ISBN: 0-9540134-5-X.Hughes, R. G. 2006 In : Soccer and Society.7, 4, p. 527-5326 p.
'Possession is nine tenths of the law': Britain and the boundaries of Eastern Europe since 1945Hughes, R. G. 2005 In : Diplomacy and Statecraft.16, 4, p. 723-74725 p.
Twentieth Century: European HistoryHughes, R. G. 2005 In : Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature.89, 1, p. 150-15910 p.
Unfinished Business from Potsdam: Britain, West Germany, and the Oder-Neisse line, 1945-1962Hughes, R. G. 2005 In : International History Review.27, 2, p. 259-29436 p.
'We are not Seeking Strength for its Own Sake': The British Labour Party, West Germany and the Cold War, 1951-64Hughes, R. G. 2002 In : Cold War History.3, 1, p. 67-9428 p.