Author profile: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is Emeritus Professor, History, University of Edinburgh and Honorary President of the Scottish Society for the Study of America. He has written several books and articles including We Know All About You: The Story of Surveillance in Britain and America, In Spies We Trust: The Story of Western Intelligence . His book The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900 won the Richard E. Neustadt Prize for the best book of 2013 on U.S. government, politics and political history.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brent Glover, 822nd Base Defense Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., looks through binoculars during a field training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range as part of exercise Desert Eagle March 16, 2011. Desert Eagle is a joint training event with the RAF and the Air Force's 820th BDG designed to improve interoperability during contingency operations.

The Redemption of British-American Special Intelligence Relationship

American intelligence is credible compared with its equivalent in undemocratic societies, but in the interest of objectivity still needs to be challenged.

A Critique of the Surveillance Flap

A Critique of the Surveillance Flap

Despite recent revelations by Edward Snowden, the program of mass surveillance by the NSA and its affiliates is new only in its scale and technical characteristics, not in its intent.

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