The Curse of the Kennedys: Fatal Ambition

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During the summer of 2018 I was approached by Elephant House productions and asked to contribute to a new, two-part documentary series detailing the history of the Kennedy family.

Thirty years ago, TV documentaries on the Kennedy family first inspired my interest in US politics, so it means a great deal to have been invited to contribute to this project.

The show has now been aired in the UK on Channel 5 and I am delighted to share the results of this with you. I hope you enjoy

The Curse of the Kennedys: Fatal Ambition Part One

The Curse of the Kennedys: Fatal Ambition Part Two

 

Clinton’s War on Terror Now Available

My third book is now available. Clinton’s War on Terror: Redefining US Security Strategy 1993-2001 was published by Lynne Rienner this summer, and can be ordered direct by CLICKING HERE.

I’m very proud of the book, which details the manner in which the Clinton administration seeks to address counterterrorism strategy in the years immediately prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The book very deliberately places the Clinton years in a broad historic narrative, detailing the long history of political violence within the United States and explaining the administration’s deadly inheritance.

Over the course of 270 pages, Clinton’s War on Terror details the challenges facing the administration including domestic terrorism, cyberattacks, rogue states, and the growing threat from al-qaeda. It also reveals the development of various methods used to address these threats, including rendition and drone technology.

I hope that you’ll consider supporting my research and ordering a copy today.

Clinton’s Grand Strategy Lauded as ‘Excellent’

My first book, Clinton’s Grand Strategy, has been reviewed by the internationally recognised Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) by the acclaimed academic, Professor John Dumbrell. The book, which addresses the development and implementation of US grand strategy in the immediate post-Cold War era, was lauded as being ‘excellent,’ and was praised for its ‘extensive interviews with former members of the Clinton administration.’

The review notes that, ‘Following Boys’ lead, we might indeed argue that contemporary debates within US foreign policy can usefully be studied through the lens of the Clinton years.’ This is, indeed, the focus of my continuing work and will be adopted in my forthcoming publication, Clinton’s War on Terror to be released by Lynne Rienner in 2018.

Clinton’s Grand Strategy may be purchased from Amazon.co.uk as well as from Amazon.com

 

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