About

Aaron Edwards is the critically acclaimed author of Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire (2014), UVF: Behind the Mask (2017) and Agents of Influence: Britain’s Secret Intelligence War Against the IRA (2021).

Aaron was awarded his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 2006 and led a major EU-funded peace and reconciliation programme at INCORE, a University of Ulster/United Nations University Centre for Excellence in Peace and Conflict Studies, in 2007-08. The Journeys Out Project facilitated dialogue between community representatives and former paramilitaries on the theme of Dealing with the Past.

Since May 2008, Aaron has been a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he teaches Officer Cadets and Army Officers at home and overseas.

Aaron was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2012 and became a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in the same year.

He has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester.

Aaron has delivered education and training courses to high-ranking government officials, diplomats, armed forces personnel, police officers, intelligence and special forces operators in over 25 countries worldwide. Aaron also deployed in support of UK military operations during the Iraq War.

A former journalist, Aaron’s work has featured in the Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Newsletter, Irish News, Irish Independent, and The Dublin Review of Books.

Aaron is available for media commentary in the areas of counter terrorism and international security.

He can be contacted at: aaron@aaron-edwards.co.uk

Aaron Edwards is the critically acclaimed author of Mad Mitch’s Tribal Law: Aden and the End of Empire (2014) and UVF: Behind the Mask (2017).

His new book, Agents of Influence: Britain’s Secret Intelligence War Against the IRA will be published by Merrion Press on 29 March 2021.

He was awarded his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 2006 and led a major EU-funded peace and reconciliation programme at INCORE, a University of Ulster/United Nations University Centre for Excellence in Peace and Conflict Studies, in 2007-08. The Journeys Out Project was designed to facilitate dialogue across the sectarian divide between community representatives and former paramilitaries on the theme of Dealing with the Past.

Since May 2008, Aaron has been a Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he teaches Officer Cadets and Army Officers at home and overseas.

Aaron was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2012 and became a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy in the same year.

He has been a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Studies at the Queen’s University of Belfast and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester.

Aaron has delivered education and training courses to high-ranking government officials, diplomats, armed forces personnel, police and intelligence officers, and special forces operators in over 25 countries worldwide. Aaron also deployed in support of UK military operations during the Iraq War.

A former journalist, Aaron’s work has featured in the Irish Times, Belfast Telegraph, Belfast Newsletter, Irish News, Hot Press Magazine, and The Dublin Review of Books.

Aaron is available for media commentary in the areas of counter terrorism and international security.

He can be contacted at: aaron@aaron-edwards.co.uk