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Professor Christopher Andrew

Professor Christopher Andrew

Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History

Corpus Christi College
Cambridge CB2 1RH

Departments and Institutes

Corpus Christi College:

Research Interests

Twentieth-century political history and international relations with particular reference to the role and influence of intelligence agencies.


European history and international relations since the French Revolution.

Key Publications

  • Théophile Delcassé and the Making of the Entente Cordiale (1968)
  • France Overseas: The Great War and the Climax of French Overseas Expansion (1980) (with A.S. Kanya-Forstner)
  • The Missing Dimension: Governments and Intelligence Communities in the Twentieth Century (1984) (with David Dilks)
  • Secret Service: The Making of the British Intelligence Community (1985)
  • Codebreaking and Signals Intelligence (1986)
  • Intelligence and International Relations 1900-1945 (1987) (with Jeremy Noakes)
  • KGB: The Inside Story of its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev (1990) (with Oleg Gordievsky)
  • Instructions from The Centre: Top Secret Files on KGB Foreign Operations 1975-1985 (1991) (published in the USA as: Comrade Kryuchkov's Instructions) (with Oleg Gordievsky)
  • More Instructions from The Centre: Top Secret Files on KGB Global Operations 1975-1985 (1992) (with Oleg Gordievsky)
  • For The President's Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush (1995)
  • Eternal Vigilance? Fifty Years of the CIA(1997) (with Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones)
  • The Mitrokhin Archive. Vol.1: The KGB in Europe and the West (1999) (with Vasili Mitrokhin)