Paul is an expert on US and UK security and intelligence interventions within the Global South. His work focuses on intelligence liaison, non-Western intelligence cultures, disinformation, and covert action.
His research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council; the British Academy; the Mellon Foundation; the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford; the British Library's Eccles Centre for American Studies; the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston; the American Historical Association; and the Centre for Policy Studies, New Delhi.
Paul joined King's from the University of Nottingham, where he worked on a major AHRC-funded project, Landscapes of Secrecy: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Contested Record of US Foreign Policy, 1947-2001, which explored the role played by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in shaping official narratives of American foreign policy.
He is an alumnus of the AHRC's 'Engaging with Government' programme, run in partnership with the Institute for Government, and completed a British Science Association Media Fellowship to engage the wider public in policy-related research.
Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society.
- Intelligence Studies
- South Asian intelligence & security
- Intelligence agencies outside the Anglosphere
- Anglo-American intelligence liaison
- Covert Action
- Cold War History
Paul leads research in the field of British and American intelligence interventions in South Asia and the wider Global South.
His current research focuses on the evolution of non-Western intelligence cultures and networks of transnational intelligence liaison and joint operations inside the Global South.
Paul teaches on concepts, issues and debates surrounding the utility of intelligence in war, and the role of diplomacy in international crises, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
- Intelligence in War Studies (BA2)
- Diplomacy and Crises (BA3)
- Intelligence in Peace and War (MA)