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Professor Christopher Andrew

Honorary Professor in History


Research Interests

Twentieth-century political history and international relations with particular reference to the role and influence of intelligence agencies.

Teaching Interests

European history and international relations since the French Revolution.

Select Publications

Théophile Delcassé and the Making of the Entente Cordiale (1968).

France Overseas: The Great War and the Climax of French Overseas Expansion (1980) (with A.S. Kanya-Forstner).

The Missing Dimension: Governments and Intelligence Communities in the Twentieth Century (1984) (with David Dilks).

Secret Service: The Making of the British Intelligence Community (1985).

Codebreaking and Signals Intelligence (1986).

Intelligence and International Relations 1900-1945 (1987) (with Jeremy Noakes).

KGB: The Inside Story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev (1990) (with Oleg Gordievsky).

Instructions from The Centre: Top Secret Files on KGB Foreign Operations 1975-1985 (1991) (published in the USA as: Comrade Kryuchkov's Instructions) (with Oleg Gordievsky) .

More Instructions from The Centre: Top Secret Files on KGB Global Operations 1975-1985 (1992) (with Oleg Gordievsky).

For The President's Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush (1995).

Eternal Vigilance? Fifty Years of the CIA (1997) (with Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones).

The Mitrokhin Archive. Vol.1: The KGB in Europe and the West (1999) (with Vasili Mitrokhin).

The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 (2010)


Since 1980 Professor Andrew has been a regular presenter of BBC Radio and TV documentaries on modern history and international relations. His next series will be the twelfth series of What If? on Radio Four early in 2000.