An Open Secret: British Open Source Intelligence during the Second World War

DR BEN WHEATLEY Ben Wheatley is a Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, University of East Anglia and a former Teaching Fellow at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London. His 2017 book, British Intelligence and Hitler’s Empire in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 published by Bloomsbury Academic will be available in paperback from August 2018. You… Read More An Open Secret: British Open Source Intelligence during the Second World War

SWWRG Conference Report – 2018 The Peoples’ War? The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective

DR ALEX WILSON Editorial Note: On 14-15 June 2018, the Second World War Research Group held its annual conference on the theme of ‘The Peoples’ War? The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective.’ Over the coming weeks, we will be posting short blog articles written by some of the conference’s presenters. In this first post,… Read More SWWRG Conference Report – 2018 The Peoples’ War? The Second World War in Socio-Political Perspective

The Impact of the Organisational Mind-set on the Perception of the Future in the Armed Forces

Dr Bence Nemeth, DR Nicholas Dew, Dr Mie Augier Armed forces have always been attempting to foresee threats and security challenges to figure out what kind of tasks they will likely encounter in the future. Thus, anticipating the future and having an idea about what might come helps to provide assumptions and starting points for… Read More The Impact of the Organisational Mind-set on the Perception of the Future in the Armed Forces

Summer Reading #4

WHITNEY GRESPIN This fall I’ll be adjunct instructing a course on “Defense Contracting in Practice” at George Washington University’s Elliott School.  Inspired by my participation last year in Bridging the Gap’s International Policy Summer Institute, I pitched a course that directly ties my scholarship in to practitioner and policy interests.  In preparation for this, I… Read More Summer Reading #4