Patrick Salmon

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Chief historian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Patrick Salmon is chief historian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and a visiting professor at Newcastle University.[1] He is closely associated with the massive archives of the FCO, writing its official history, and advising the FCO based on historical research.[2]


In 2001 he was a fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[3]


Patrick Salmon is the author of several works on Nordic and Baltic international relations, including "Scandinavia in British Strategy during the Twilight War 1939–1940" (2012) and "Scandinavia and the Great Powers 1890–1940" (1997). In September 2016, Patrick Salmon's book "The Challenge of Apartheid: UK–South African Relations, 1985–1986" was published. It featured a number of FCO staff including Dr David Carter and Craig Murray of Southern African Department (SAfD).[4]


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