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Dr James Callanan

Teaching Fellow (US History)


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Teaching Fellow (US History) in the Department of History +44 (0) 191 33 41061

Biography

Jim Callanan specialises in the United States intelligence community and American foreign policy, most especially during the Cold War years. His book examines the performance of the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert action mission during the Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy presidencies. Additional projects include research into US economic warfare during the period of the Marshall Plan.

Research interests

  • The American intelligence community
  • Twentieth century history of the United States
  • The Cold War
  • Modern military history

Research groups

Publications

Authored book

  • (2009). Covert Action in the Cold War: US Policy, Intelligence and CIA Covert Operations. I.B. Tauris.

Chapter in book

  • Callanan, James (2017). Eisenhower, the CIA and Covert Action. In A Companion to Dwight D. Eidenhower. Pach, Chester John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 350-369.