David Carlton served for seventeen years as a lecturer and senior lecturer in International Studies at the University of Warwick. He previously held similar positions at what is now London Metropolitan University and at the Open University. He is author of five monographs on a range of topics involving British politics in the twentieth century and the West’s response to terrorism; he is also co-editor of a further twenty-one volumes. His best-known book is Anthony Eden: A Biography. He was widely published in various academic journals and his journalistic work has been published in The Times; The Daily Telegraph; The Spectator and The Listener. He has also appeared on various radio and television programmes including the BBC’s Newsnight and Radio Free Europe.