Nigel West
Nigel West
Counter-Terrorism Expert and Historian,
London, United Kingdom
Nigel West is a renowned author and military historian specializing in intelligence, counterintelligence, and security issues. He worked as a researcher for two authors: Ronal Seth, who had been parachuted into Silesia by SOE, and Richard Deacon, formerly the Foreign Editor of The Sunday Times. West later joined BBC TV's General Features department to work on the SPY! and ESCAPE series. European Editor or the World Intelligence Review, published in Washington DC. He is also the European Editor of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. Between June 1987 and May 1997, Rupert Allason (aka pen name Nigel West) was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Torbay and made contributions to two Security Service Bills: the Official Secrets Bill and the Intelligence Services Bill. In 1989 West was voted "The Experts' Expert" by the Observer.