Nigel Ashton was born in 1965. He read for his undergraduate degree and PhD at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Ashton specializes in the contemporary international history of the Middle East and British and American foreign policy. He has held posts at Salford University and the University of Liverpool and is currently the Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author or editor of a number of books on the region including King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life (2008), The Cold War in the Middle East (2007) and The Iran-Iraq War (2013). He lives in London.
Books in order of publication:
Eisenhower, Macmillan and the Problem of Nasser: American Relations and Arab Nationalism, 1955-59 (1996).
Kennedy, Macmillan and the Cold War: The Irony of Interdependence (2002).
The Cold War in the Middle East: Regional Conflict and the Superpowers, 1967-73 (2007).
King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life (2008).
The Iran-Iraq War: New International Perspectives (2013).