Mark Curtis is an author, historian and journalist and the editor of Declassified UK, an online journalism platform investigating UK foreign policy. He is a former Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and has been an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institut Francais des Relations Internationales, Paris and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Auswartige Politik, Bonn.
Mark has written six books on British foreign policies and international development:
- Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam (Serpent’s Tail, 2012, updated 2018)
- Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses (Vintage, 2004)
- Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World (Vintage, 2003)
- Trade for Life: Making Trade Work for Poor People (Christian Aid, 2001)
- The Great Deception: Anglo-American Power and World Order (Pluto, 1998)
- The Ambiguities of Power: British Foreign Policy since 1945 (Zed, 1995)
Mark has also worked on international development issues for over 25 years and manages a consultancy that works with and supports progressive NGOs – Curtis Research. In this work, Mark has published over 100 reports on issues such as food/agriculture, mining, tax, corporations and trade. For this work, please visit curtisresearch.org
Mark is a former Director of the World Development Movement (now called Global Justice Now), Head of Global Advocacy and Policy at Christian Aid and Head of Policy at ActionAid. He is a graduate of Goldsmiths’ College, University of London and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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