WorldCat Identities

Phythian, Mark

Works: 51 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 4,558 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Phythian
Commissions of inquiry and national security : comparative approaches by Anthony Stuart Farson( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extends the focus of existing comparative work to analyze an increasingly important but, in terms of academic analysis and public awareness, relatively neglected dimension -- commissions of inquiry into intelligence and national security issues. As well as providing a series of case studies, it sets out a prospectus designed to provide an analytical framework for the future comparative study of commissions of inquiry into issues of intelligence and national security
Intelligence in an insecure world by Peter Gill( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of intelligence in the contemporary world is ubiquitous: individuals, groups and organizations as well as states seek information in order to increase their sense of security. The events of 9/11 and subsequent 'war on terror' have made intelligence more central to the study of government and international affairs than at any time previously, reviving old debates and generating new ones." "But what exactly is intelligence? Who seeks to develop it and how? What happens to the intelligence that is produced? This timely new book explores these and other key questions. Concentrating on the role of states and organizations, and using the post-9/11 security agenda as its key focus, it offers an authoritative and accessible guide to the relationship between intelligence and processes of public and private governance. Drawing on a range of contemporary examples, the book examines the limits of intelligence and asks whether the 9/11 attacks, the bombings in London and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq may be seen as intelligence 'failure'? It concludes by discussing the need for democratic control of intelligence to prevent its future abuse by unaccountable states or corporate agencies."--Jacket
Arming Iraq : how the U.S. and Britain secretly built Saddam's war machine by Mark Phythian( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the United States and Britain maintained a public stance of neutrality in the Iran-Iraq war, Mark Phythian demonstrates that the governments encouraged and facilitated the illegal supply of weapons to Iraq, and to a lesser extent Iran, in order to tilt the war in Baghdad's favor. The objectives of the covert policy agenda were: to keep Iran and Iraq at war so neither country could dominate oil supply or threaten the lower Gulf states, to promote domestic industries and trade, and to secure intelligence information. While the United States and other countries believed they were exploiting Iraq for their own purposes, the strategy backfired and the policy instead fueled the very conflict it was intended to contain, fortified Saddam Hussein's power, and led to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War. This disquieting look at the duplicity of the American and British governments and their covert role in arming Iraq provides important lessons for reshaping both foreign policy and arms export policy to control the dangerous proliferation of weapons in regions throughout the world
Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq : British and American perspectives( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and Italian and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the unusually extensive official documentation that has emerged through multiple inquiries on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as insider accounts of CIA deliberations, the contributors to this volume offer careful and insightful analyses of the national security decision-making process, the foreign policy roles of the President and Prime Minister, the roles of Congress and Parliament, the management and limits of intelligence, the shaping of public opinion, and the ethics of humanitarian military intervention. The book also discusses the dilemmas faced by Australia, a junior ally in the War on Terror, and their implications for Australian intelligence
Principled spying : the ethics of secret intelligence by David Omand( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collecting and analyzing intelligence are essential to national security and an effective foreign policy. The public also looks to its security agencies for protection from terrorism, from serious criminality, and to be safe in using cyberspace. But intelligence activities pose inherent dilemmas for democratic societies. How far should the government be allowed to go in collecting and using intelligence before it jeopardizes the freedoms that citizens hold dear? This is one of the great unresolved issues of public policy, and it sits at the heart of broader debates concerning the relationship between the citizen and the state. In Safe and Sound, national security practitioner David Omand and intelligence scholar Mark Phythian offer an ethical framework for examining these issues and structure the book as an engaging debate. Rather than simply presenting their positions, throughout the book they pose key questions to each other and to the reader and offer contrasting perspectives to stimulate further discussion. They probe key areas of secret intelligence including human intelligence, surveillance, ethics of covert and clandestine actions, and oversight and accountability. The authors disagree on some key questions, but in the course of their debate they demonstrate that it is possible to strike a balance between liberty and security
The Labour Party, war and international relations, 1945-2006 by Mark Phythian( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Labour Party and the question of war -- Taking sides in the Cold War -- The Labour Party and war in the 1950s: Korea and Suez -- Harold Wilson, the Labour Party and the Vietnam War -- Labour's Falklands War -- The Gulf War, 1990-91 -- The rise of humanitarian military intervention in the 1990s: Bosnia and Kosovo -- New Labour goes to war (again): Iraq 2002-03
Intelligence theory : key questions and debates by Peter Gill( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing essays by some of the key theorists in the field from the US, UK and Canada, this volume assesses the role and utility of theory in intelligence studies
War, ethics, and justice : new perspectives on a post-9/11 world by Annika Bergman-Rosamond( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume addresses the key issues of ethics, war and international relations in the post-9/11 world. There is a lively debate in contemporary international relations concerning the relationship between statist obligations to one's own political community and cosmopolitan duties to distant others. This volume contributes to this debate by investigating aspects of the ethics of national military and security and intelligence policies in the post-9/11 environment. The discursive transformation of national militaries into 'forces for good' became normalized as the Cold War subsided. While the number of humanitarian military interventions and operations rose considerably in the immediate post-Cold War period, the advent of the 'war on terror' raised questions about exactly what we mean by ethical behaviour in terms of military and security policies. This volume interrogates this key question via a focus that is both distinctive and illuminating - on national military ethics; femininities, masculinities and difference; and intelligence ethics. The key objectives are to demonstrate the important linkages between areas of international relations that are all too often treated in isolation from one another, and to investigate the growing tension between cosmopolitan and communitarian conceptions of intelligence and security and the use of armed force. This book will be of much interest to students of security studies, ethics, gender studies, intelligence studies, and international relations in general. -- Product Description
Intelligence, security and policing post-9/11 : the UK's response to the 'war on terror' by Jon Moran( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing the UK experience in the 'war on terror', this book critically analyses the discourse of 'war' and ideas of the politics of panic. It also forensically analyzes the effectiveness of counter-terrorist policies such as intelligence gathering and processing, counter-terrorist finance and public order
Understanding the intelligence cycle by Mark Phythian( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book critically analyses the concept of the intelligence cycle, highlighting the nature and extent of its limitations and proposing alternative ways of conceptualising the intelligence process. The concept of the intelligence cycle has been central to the study of intelligence. As Intelligence Studies has established itself as a distinctive branch of Political Science, it has generated its own foundational literature, within which the intelligence cycle has constituted a vital thread - one running through all social-science approaches to the study of intelligence and constituting a staple of professional training courses. However, there is a growing acceptance that the concept neither accurately reflects the intelligence process nor accommodates important elements of it, such as covert action, counter-intelligence and oversight. Bringing together key authors in the field, the book considers these questions across a number of contexts: in relation to intelligence as a general concept, military intelligence, corporate/private sector intelligence and policing and criminal intelligence. A number of the contributions also go beyond discussion of the limitations of the cycle concept to propose alternative conceptualisations of the intelligence process. What emerges is a plurality of approaches that seek to advance the debate and, as a consequence, Intelligence Studies itself. This book will be of great interest to students of intelligence studies, strategic studies, criminology and policing, security studies and IR in general, as well as to practitioners in the field."--
Under the counter and over the border : aspects of the contemporary trade in illicit arms by Mark Phythian( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the illicit arms trade has evolved over recent years, despite the end of the Cold War it appears to be as vibrant as ever. From Bosnia and Kosovo to Angola and Sierra Leone, illicit arms flows have played a key role in areas of contemporary instability and violence. Against this background, this volume brings together studies of several key issues relating to this trade: the changing nature of the illicit arms trade; the origins of the Iran-Contra affair; the flow of illicit arms from post-communist Russia; the role of France in arming the genocide in Rwanda; the question of the role of private security companies in areas of instability; and the prospects of controlling the illicit trade in small arms. This timely volume will be essential reading for courses in Criminology, War and Peace Studies, International Politics, and African and other Area Studies which deal with arms trafficking and conflict issues
The politics of British arms sales since 1964 : to secure our rightful share by Mark Phythian( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideologies of American foreign policy by John Callaghan( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive account of ideology and its role in the foreign policy of the United States of America, this book investigates the way United States foreign policy has been understood, debated and explained in the period since the US emerged as a global force, on its way to becoming the world power. Starting from the premise that ideologies facilitate understanding by providing explanatory patterns or frameworks from which meaning can be derived, the authors study the relationship between ideology and foreign policy, demonstrating the important role ideas have played in US foreign policy. Drawing on a range of US administrations, they consider key speeches and doctrines, as well as private conversations, and compare rhetoric to actions in order to demonstrate how particular sets of ideas - that is, ideologies - from anti-colonialism and anti-communism to neo-conservatism mattered during specific presidencies and how US foreign policy was projected, explained and sustained from one administration to another. Bringing a neglected dimension into the study of US foreign policy, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of US foreign policy, ideology and politics
The Labour Party and foreign policy : a history by John Callaghan( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a penetrating new study of the Labour Party's thinking on international relations, which probes the past, present and future of the party's approach to the international stage. The foreign policy of the Labour Party is not only neglected in most histories of the party, it is also often considered in isolation from the party's origins, evolution and major domestic preoccupations. Yet nothing has been more divisive and more controversial in Labour's history than the party's foreign and defence policies and their relationship to its domestic programme. Much more has turned on this than the generation of tempestuous conference debates. Labour's credentials as a credible prospect for Governmental office were thought to depend on a responsible approach to foreign and defence policy. Its exclusion from office was often said to stem from a failure to meet this test, as in the 1950s. The composition of Labour Cabinets was powerfully influenced by foreign and defence considerations, as was the centralization of power and decision-making within Labour Governments. The domestic achievements and failures of these periods in office were inextricably connected to international questions. The Labour Party and Foreign Policy is recommended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in British politics and European history
Intelligence theory : key debates and questions( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of British arms sales since 1964 by Mark Phythian( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business of arms : blurring the boundaries of legality by Mark Phythian( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a concise introduction to the illicit arms trade, the main theme of this volume confronts the complex reality that whilst it is proper to think of two separate trades in arms, legal and illegal, in practice there is a considerable overlap between the two
War, ethics and justice : international security in a post-9/11 world( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of British arms sales to the Third World by Mark Phythian( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour party, war and international relations, 1945-2005 by Mark Phythian( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.01 for Commission ... to 0.88 for The politi ...)

Arming Iraq : how the U.S. and Britain secretly built Saddam's war machine
Intelligence in an insecure worldArming Iraq : how the U.S. and Britain secretly built Saddam's war machineIntelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq : British and American perspectivesThe Labour Party, war and international relations, 1945-2006Intelligence theory : key questions and debatesWar, ethics, and justice : new perspectives on a post-9/11 worldIntelligence, security and policing post-9/11 : the UK's response to the 'war on terror'Under the counter and over the border : aspects of the contemporary trade in illicit arms
English (156)

Italian (1)