Mark Curtis

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Mark Curtis is a British author, journalist and researcher specialising in international affairs, Trade and UK-US foreign policy.


He is a graduate of Goldsmiths’ College, University of London and the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Curtis is a former Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and Director of the World Development Movement. [1] He is currently (2011) an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde and has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales, Paris and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Auswartige Politik, Bonn.

Alongside his work as an analyst of British foreign policy, Curtis has worked in the field of international development for 18 years, including as Head of Global Advocacy and Policy at Christian Aid [2] and Head of Policy at ActionAid [3].


Curtis has written six books and numerous articles on British and US foreign policies and international development and trade issues. His most recent books are:

  • ISBN 1846687632 Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam (Serpent’s Tail, 2010)
  • ISBN 0099469723 Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses (Vintage, 2004)
  • ISBN 0099448394 Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World, (Vintage, 2003)
  • ISBN 0904379493 Trade for Life: Making Trade Work for Poor People (Christian Aid, 2001)
  • ISBN 0745312349 The Great Deception: Anglo-American Power and World Order (Pluto, 1998)
  • ISBN 1856493482 The Ambiguities of Power: British Foreign Policy since 1945 (Zed, 1995).


Documents by Mark Curtis

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Britain and the Muslim Brotherhoodbook extract18 December 2010Muslim Brotherhood
UK/Foreign Policy
Suez Canal
British Intervention in British Guiana 1953book extract12 February 2007Guyana
Covert War in Indonesia 1957-58book extract12 February 2007Indonesia
Covert War in Yemen 1962-70book extract13 February 2007Yemen
Depopulation of the Chagos Islands 1965-73book extract12 February 2007Chagos Archipelago/Depopulation
Iraq’s attack on the Kurds 1963-65book extract12 February 2007Iraq
Iraqi Kurds
Nigeria war over Biafrabook extract13 February 2007Nigeria
C. Odumegwu Ojukwu
Slaughter in Indonesia 1965-66book extract12 February 2007Indonesia
The Coup in Iran 1953book extract12 February 2007Iran/1953 coup d'état
The Mau Mau War in Kenya 1952-60book extract12 February 2007Kenya
Mau Mau Uprising
The Pinochet Coup in Chilebook extract12 February 2007Chile/1973 coup d'état
Augusto Pinochet
The Rise of Idi Amin in Ugandabook extract13 February 2007Uganda
Idi Amin
The US war in Vietnam 1961-75book extract13 February 2007Vietnam War
The War in Malaya 1948-60book extract13 February 2007Malaysia
War in Oman 1957-59book extract12 February 2007Oman

See also


  1. World Development Movement web site
  2. Christian Aid Web Site
  3. Action aid Web Site