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Associate Professor, Intelligence Studies at the Department of War Studies
King’s College, London, UK

• Cold War intelligence history
• Central-Eastern European intelligence
• Intelligence liaison
• Covert action
• Counterterrorism intelligence

Dr Daniela Richterova is Associate Professor in Intelligence Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. She is director of the MA in Intelligence and International Security and deputy director of the King’s Centre for the Study of Intelligence. A leading expert among a new generation of intelligence and security scholars, she regularly publishes in prestigious academic and media outlets, including International Affairs and Foreign Policy, and is author of Watching the Jackals: Prague's Covert Liaisons with Cold War Terrorists and Revolutionaries (Georgetown University Press, forthcoming). Dr Richterova is co-investigator on UKRI-funded research and practitioner training grant ‘Transformation of Transatlantic Counter-Terrorism, 2001-25’. Prior to her career in academia, Dr Richterova worked as a researcher and analyst at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels and later was head of program of GLOBSEC – The Bratislava Global Security Forum – an annual high-level conference on international security policy.

Dr Richterova has published in International Affairs, The International History Review, West European Politics, and Intelligence and National Security. Her monograph Watching the Jackals will be published by Georgetown University Press in 2024. The book explores the complicated relationship between Czechoslovak spies and violent Middle Eastern non-state actors - including the PLO, Carlos the Jackal, and Abu Nidal. She is series editor for ‘Intelligence, Surveillance, and Secret Warfare’ for Edinburgh University Press.

To date, her research has been featured in Foreign Policy, International Affairs Blog, The Guardian, The BBC, The Times on Sunday, The Daily Mail & The Mail on Sunday, the Israeli daily Maariv, the Czech Lidove noviny and Respekt, and the Slovak daily DennikN; as well as in documentaries and docuseries: ‘The Spy Who Died Twice’ (Channel 4, 2022); ‘ŠTB Prísne tajné’ [StB Top Secret] (Slovak and Czech Television, 2023); and in the podcast series The Secret Struggle for Cold War Dominance PODCAST.

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