Mark Curtis is an independent author, journalist and consultant. He is a former Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and was until recently Director of the World Development Movement. He has worked in the field of international development for 14 years, including as Head of Global Advocacy and Policy at Christian Aid and Head of Policy at ActionAid.
He has written five books and numerous articles on British and US foreign policies and international development and trade issues. His most recent books are: Unpeople: Britain's Secret Human Rights Abuses (Vintage, London, 2004); Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World (Vintage, London, 2003); Trade for Life: Making Trade Work for Poor People (Christian Aid, London, 2001); The Great Deception: Anglo-American Power and World Order (Pluto, London, 1998); and The Ambiguities of Power: British Foreign Policy since 1945 (Zed, London, 1995).
He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde and has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Paris and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, Bonn. He is a graduate of Goldsmiths' College, University of London and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Current projects include a new book on British foreign policy and radical Islam, travel to various African countries to investigate why hunger is deepening among poor farmers and investigations into the harsh impact of British mining and energy companies overseas - as well as the continuing hopeless task of interesting a mainstream media broadcaster in films on the reality of British foreign policy.
Mark Curtis, Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam. Serpent's Tail 2010.
Mark Curtis, Web of Deceit: Britain's Real Role in the World. With a Foreword by John Pilger. Vintage 2003.
Mark Curtis, The Ambiguites of Power: British Foreign Policy Since 1945. Zed Books 1995.
Britain's 42 coups since 1945, Declassified UK, 12 January 2023
Britain's Tangled Involvement in Yemen by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Consortium News, 11 January 2023
The UK's 83 military interventions around the world since 1945, Declassified UK, 10 January 2023
Cambridge University's course for spooks, Declassified UK, 13 Decenber 2022
WATCH: Pilger on the Fall of the British Press, Consortium News, 5 December 2022
11 years after toppling Gaddafi, UK gets Libya's oil, Declassified UK, 29 November 2022
Britain's secret role in the brutal US war in Vietnam, Delassified UK, 16 November 2022
When Britain backed Iran's dictator, Declassified UK, 8 November 2022
Britain's covert war in Yemen, Declassified UK, 5 October 2022
Explainer: Britain's proxy war on Russia, Declassified UK, 27 September 2022
Britain's forgotten war for rubber, Declassified UK, 13 September 2022
Nato knew terrorists would gain from toppling Gaddafi by Phil Miller and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 29 June 2022
Britain's bumbling foreign policy over Taiwan and Ukraine by Mark Curtis and Richard Norton-Taylor, Declassified UK, 8 June 2022
Does the Ukraine war mean Britain should increase military spending? by Paul Rogers and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 18 May 2022
CIA sidekick' gives £2.6m to UK media groups by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 17 January 2022
Secret ‘CIA-funded' group linked to UK ministers by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 9 December 2021
Assange judge is 40-year “good friend” of minister who orchestrated his arrest by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 2 December 2021
Cruel Britannia: The United Kingdom's Real Role In The World by Mark Curtis and Alan MacLeod, Mint Press News, 22 October 2021 (video)
Conservatives bar investigative journalist from party conference by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 1 October 2021
Britain supported Pakistan while the south Asia nation helped the Taliban kill UK troops by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 9 September 2021
Four failed wars must finally force the UK to adopt an ethical foreign policy by Phil Miller and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 25 August 2021
Revealed: The UK has spent £350-million promoting regime change in Syria by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 20 July 2021
Revealed: UK troops ‘secretly operating in Yemen' by Naseh Shaker, Phil Miller and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 6 July 2021
Foreign minister James Cleverly accused of breaking UK Ministerial Code over arms to Israel by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 30 June 2021
UK military deepens ties with regime accused of funding terror groups by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 23 June 2021
Exclusive: Declassified journalist was ‘unlawfully' profiled by UK Foreign Office, Declassified UK, 10 June 2021
As the UK hypes the China ‘threat', it sells the country billions in military-related equipment by Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 7 June 2021
Revealed: MI5 and MI6 are flouting environmental legislation by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK/Daily Maverick, 1 June 2021
Four terrorists who murdered Britons fought in David Cameron's war in Libya, Declassified UK/Daily Maverick, 25 May 2021
UK spends millions training security forces to control Palestinians in West Bank and Lebanon by Matt Kennard, Mark Curtis and Phil Miller, Declassified UK/Daily Maverick, 20 May 2021
How the UK military supports Israel's combat operations against Palestinians, Declassified UK/Daily Maverick, 15 May 2021
Revealed: The UK's largest intelligence agency is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK/Daily Maverick, 7 May 2021
Like billionaire-controlled media, The Guardian misinforms its readers on the UK's role in world, Declassified UK/Daily Maverick, 26 April 2021
The British ambassador who supported a coup by Mark Curtis and Matt Kennard, Declassofied UK/Daily Maverick, 30 March 2021
Revealed: Dozens of UK former senior officials profit from fossil fuel corporations, rubber-stamped by Whitehall committee, Daily Maverick, 4 February 2021
Britain's Profiteering Spymasters Ignored the Country's Biggest Threats by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Consortium News, 29 October 2020
REVEALED: Harry Potter, British spies, and the arms corporations penetrating UK schools by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Daily Maverick, 3 October 2020
Revealed: Key Assange prosecution witness is part of academic cluster which has received millions of pounds from UK and US militaries by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Daily Maverick, 2 October 2020
As British judge made rulings against Julian Assange, her husband was involved with right-wing lobby group briefing against WikiLeaks founder by Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Daily Maverick, 4 September 2020
UK Refuses to Release Information on Assange Judge Who Has 96 Percent Approval Rate in Extradition Cases by Mark Curtis and Matt Kennard, Consortium News, 31 July 2020
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