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Gordon Corera

Gordon Corera has been a Security Correspondent for BBC News since June 2004.

In that role he covers counter-terrorism, counter-proliferation and international security issues for BBC TV, Radio and Online.

He was previously a foreign affairs reporter on the Today programme, BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme.

Gordon has also been a State Department Correspondent based in Washington DC and the US Affairs Analyst for BBC News.

He has reported from across the US, Asia, Africa and the Middle East for the BBC, including covering Iraq before and after the 2003 war, Guantanamo Bay, the September 11 attacks and the Madrid and London bombings.

Gordon was born in London and educated at St Peter’s College, Oxford University, where he studied Modern History, and at Harvard University’s Graduate School where he was a Frank Knox Fellow.

THE ART OF BETRAYAL: Life & Death in the British Secret Service is a wide-ranging, thought-provoking history of Britain’s postwar Secret Intelligence Service, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2011 to critical acclaim.  His latest book, INTERCEPT: The Secret History of Computers and Spies has just been released.