William Mallinson is Professor of Political Ideas and Institutions at Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy, and a member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. He is a former Member of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service who left to study for, and was awarded, his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Department of International History. Following a period in business as European Public Affairs Manager at ITT’s European Headquarters in Brussels, and then the Digital Equipment Corporation in Geneva, he turned his attention to the academic world, playing a pivotal role in introducing Britain’s first Honours degree in Public Relations. Since 1994, when he was awarded a Greek Government scholarship, he has been perusing British Foreign Office, Ministry of Defence, Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet archives, under the general rubric of Anglo-Greek relations during the Cold War, including Cyprus. He has also published several articles in the press, has been interviewed by BBC World, Russia Today and Russia Channel One, and spoken at numerous conferences. He has undertaken corporate consultancy projects, and is an occasional Lecturer at the Greek National Defence School, particularly on Britain and Russia/USSR. His publications include Public Lies and Private Truths (2000); Portrait of an Ambassador (1998); Cyprus: A Modern History (2005, 2009); Partition through Foreign Aggression (2010); Cyprus, Diplomatic History and the Clash of Theory in International Relations (2010); and The FCO, Hegemonolingualism, and the End of Britain’s Freedom (2014, 2016), among others.