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The OAU, institutional leadership and the quest for African co-operation : from hope to despair
This article evaluates the institutional leadership provided by the Organization of African Unity (OAD) between 1963 and 2002 in respect of successes and failures, and then makes a brief assessmentExpand
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Sir Reader Bullard, Frank Roberts and the Azerbaijan crisis of 1945–46: Bevin’s officials, perceptions and the adoption of a Cold War mentality in British Soviet Policy
  • A. Shaw
  • Political Science
  • 13 January 2017
Abstract This article evaluates the influence of the Azerbaijan crisis of 1945–46 on evolving perceptions of the Soviet Union within the British Foreign Office. Utilising records from the NationalExpand
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‘Strong, United and Independent’: the British Foreign Office, Anglo–Iranian Oil Company and the internationalization of Iranian politics at the dawn of the Cold War, 1945–46
ABSTRACT This article challenges traditional accounts of the 1946 Cold War Crisis in Iran by moving beyond Soviet–American confrontation to focus on British policy. In contrast to the United States,Expand
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MI5 and the Cold War in South-East Asia: examining the performance of Security Intelligence Far East (SIFE), 1946–1963
  • A. Shaw
  • Political Science
  • 15 February 2017
Abstract From 1946–1963, MI5 operated a South-East Asian regional headquarters in Singapore: Security Intelligence Far East (SIFE). This article responds to growing interest in theatre-levelExpand
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Propaganda intelligence and covert action: the Regional Information Office and British intelligence in South-East Asia, 1949-1961
  • A. Shaw
  • Political Science
  • 2 January 2020
ABSTRACT This article explores the intersections between propaganda, intelligence and covert action through the experience of Britain’s Regional Information Office (RIO) in Singapore. RIO defined itsExpand
The British Intelligence Community in Singapore, 1946-1959: Local Security, Regional Co-ordination and the Cold War in the Far East
Singapore was the stronghold of British intelligence in the Far East during the Cold War. The small city-colony played host to a diverse range of British intelligence organisations including regionalExpand
British counterinsurgency in Brunei and Sarawak, 1962–1963: developing best practices in the shadow of Malaya
  • A. Shaw
  • Political Science
  • 19 June 2016
Abstract This paper uses recently-released material from the ‘migrated archives’ to provide an original counterinsurgency analysis of the TNKU revolt in Brunei and Sarawak from December 1962 to MayExpand
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A diplomat and collectorMalcolm MacDonald’s pursuit of beauty during the Cold War and end of Empire
Malcolm MacDonald was a high-status British diplomat during the period from the 1940s to the 1960s who achieved success through his unconventional, personable approach to international negotiations.Expand
Book Review: Dalley and the Malayan Security Service, 1945-48: MI5 vs. MSS Leon Comber
offered greater prospects of success – sits uncomfortably alongside the book’s view that Hitler’s quest to conquer Lebensraum was hopeless. If Hitler’s goal was delusional, what sense does it make toExpand