Dr Julian Richards gained a PhD in political violence in Pakistan, at Cambridge University, in 1993. He then spent nearly 20 years working in intelligence and security for the British Government, returning to academic life as a Research Fellow with Brunel University’s Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies in 2006. In 2008, he jointly founded the new Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) at the University of Buckingham, and joined the Global Affairs teaching staff two years later. His affiliations include Advisory Board member of the European Observatoire des Think-Tanks; Associate of the Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU) at the University of Durham; Co-Section Chair of the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA); and editorial board member for the Spanish journal Intelligencia y seguridad.
Julian Richards is the author of three books: The Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2010); A Guide to National Security: Threats, Responses and Strategies (Oxford University Press, 2012); and Cyber-War: The Anatomy of the Global Security Threat (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), in addition to a number of papers and book chapters on a range of security and intelligence issues. He has given formal evidence to Government inquiries on privacy and security issues, and is a regular media commentator on security and intelligence issues for national and international television and radio, including the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera, LBC radio, and the Islam Channel. His current research interests include a range of issues concerning global security and security policy; and the development of techniques in intelligence analysis.
- Julian Richards, “Cyber Warfare”, in D. Armstrong (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014)
- Julian Richards, Cyber-War: The Anatomy of the Global Security Threat (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
- Julian Richards, “Signals intelligence”, in R. Dover, M. Goodman and C. Hillebrand (eds), The Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies (London: Routledge, 2013), ch.8
- Julian Richards, “The Contribution of Alan Turing to British Intelligence”, in A. Beckman & B. Loewe (eds), Acts of the Programme: Semantics and Syntax (London: College Publications, 2013), 75-83
- Julian Richards, “Intelligence, Counter-Insurgency and Reconstruction: Intelligence and International Cooperation in Afghanistan”, Inteligencia y Seguridad: Revista de analisis y prospectiva 13 (2013), 167-192
- Julian Richards, “Peddling Hard: Further Questions about the Intelligence Cycle in the Contemporary Era”, in Mark Phythian (ed.), Understanding the Intelligence Cycle (London: Routledge, 2013), 43-55
- Julian Richards, “Intelligence dilemma? Contemporary counter-terrorism in a liberal democracy”
- Julian Richards, A Guide to National Security: Threats, Responses and Strategies
- Julian Richards, “Globalization and the rise of Far Right militancy in Europe: a UK perspective”
- Anthony Glees & Julian Richards, “International terrorism: the neglected domestic dimension”
- Anthony Glees & Julian Richards, Freelancing and National Security
- The Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)