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Dr Kristian Gustafson
Deputy Head of Department / Divisional Lead / Reader

Marie Jahoda 218

Research area(s)

  • Intelligence & Intelligence Analysis
  • Doctrine
  • Military Affairs

Research Interests

Dr. Gustafson focuses on the practical aspects of the intelligence enterprise, and especially in analysis, structured analytical tools, and their application. Recent work has included improving counter-poaching outcomes across Africa by better application of intelligence analysis methods, and he has published work on reducing certain types of gun crime by better forms of analysis.  His first book, Hostile Intent: U.S. Covert Operations in Chile, 1964–1974 (2007) is published by Potomac Books, Washington, D.C., and his edited volume Intelligence Elsewhere: Spies and Espionage Outside the Anglosphere (2013, with Prof Philip H.J. Davies) established a new research agenda for comparative work across the intelligence studies academic community. One of his early articles, published in Studies in Intelligence, won in 2003, the CIA’s “Walter L. Pforzheimer Award” for outstanding contribution to the history of intelligence.

Research grants and projects

Research Projects