King's College London
| King's College London |
|Motto||Sancte et Sapienter|
(With Holiness and Wisdom)
|Parent organization||University of London|
|Type||Public research university|
|Interest of||Karin von Hippel, Michael Quinlan|
|Sponsored by||Carnegie Corporation|
|University college closely linked to the British military and intelligence community, and similar spooks overseas.|
A prestigious university located in the heart of London, King’s College has, in its own words, “a number of contracts and agreements with various departments within government, including the Cabinet Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Ministry of Defence.”
An investigation by independent journalist Alan Macleod concluded, while stressing that "this was an investigation into just one department in one school in one college of the University of London".
the links to the highest levels of power were so profound and so manifold that it often seemed harder to find someone in the department who was not linked to military or intelligence communities. Thus, one could be forgiven for mistaking the Department of War Studies for a department of war mongers.
A 2009 study published by the CIA spoke of how beneficial it can be to "use universities as a means of intelligence training," noting that, "exposure to an academic environment, such as the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, can add several elements that may be harder to provide within the government system."
An 2018 report, "Weaponizing news: RT, Sputnik and targeted disinformation" analyzes Russian state-backed media outlets and accuses them of carrying out a campaign of "information-psychological warfare" over its coverage of contentious events such as the alleged Skripal poisoning and the wars in Ukraine and Syria. While praising the work of Bellingcat and disinfo outlet Prop or Not, it concludes by advising that the West must "use technical means to prevent propaganda."
In 2013, former Secretary of Defence and former CIA Director, Leon Panetta, visited the Department of War Studies, where he expressed his gratitude to the unit. "I deeply appreciate the work that you do to train and to educate our future national security leaders, many of whom are in this audience," he said, before adding that it was those young leaders who must ensure that NATO had the creativity, innovation and the commitment to develop and share capabilities in order to meet future security threats, citing the need to expand into tech, surveillance and cyberwarfare.
Department of War Studies
There exists a strong overlap between the staff of the Department of War Studies and the British deep state. Professor John Gearson, for example, was principal defence policy adviser to the Defense Select Committee at the House of Commons, a senior adviser to the Ministry of Defense, and taught terrorism and asymetric warfare to military officers at the U.K. Defense Academy.
Institute of Psychiatry
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) provided more than £2-million to KCL’s Institute of Psychiatry for the years 2013-16 for a project which KCL is forbidden to mention in public without MOD approval. The project is managed "on behalf of the Secretary of State for Defence" and is for Phase 4 of a "wellbeing” study of veterans of Britain’s recent military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan". The project began in 2003.
At the request of U.S. prosecution lawyers, Dr. Nigel Blackwood examined Julian Assange during two meetings in March, 2021. In his written submission to the court, he said that it would "not be unjust" to extradite Assange to the United States. Blackwood, a reader in forensic psychiatry at King’s College, told the extradition hearing in London that Julian Assange was suffering only "moderate" depression, rebutting other experts’ findings.
Blackwood leads The Forensic Research Group (FRG) at KCL — and which "explores the complex relationship between mental disorders and crime" — is conducting research which uses data from Phase 3 of the MOD-funded project (see above). In addition, the Forensic Research Group works "in collaboration" with the King’s Centre for Military Health Research (KCMHR) which is part funded by the MOD and was "originally funded by the US Department of Defense".
Groups Headquartered Here
|Centre for Defence Studies||1990||spooky subgroup of KCL|
|Insurgency Research Group||2007|
Employees on Wikispooks
|John Gearson||Director of the Centre for Defence Studies||2007|
|Michael Pakenham||Vice-Chairman of the College Council||2009||2013||End date approximate|
|Mary Ann Sieghart||Visiting Professor||April 2020|
|Carnegie Corporation||Established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, with large grants especially to form the education sector. Lots of grants to "security" think tanks too.|
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Stephen Alley||14 February 1876||6 April 1969||Spook||British intelligence officer who was part of the plot to assassinate Grigori Rasputin.|
|Joseph Ball||1 September 1885||10 July 1961||UK||Spook|
Deep state operative
|British spook who forged the Zinoviev Letter to bring down the first British Labour Party government in 1924. "Ball also had a keen understanding of the dark arts of political manipulation, a readiness to use all means at his disposal and an ability to keep himself out of the limelight... he knew how to lie and how to keep a secret."|
|Martin Bashir||19 January 1963||Journalist|
Deep state operative
|A "senior executive at Porton Down" whose name appears on Document:CND Gen list 2, exposed by the Integrity Initiative/Leak/4.|
|Nick Bostrom||10 March 1973||Sweden||Philosopher||Sweden philosopher who first attended the Bilderberg in 2019.|
|Prince Mateen of Brunei||10 August 1991||Brunei||Royalty||Prince of Brunei. WEF/Young Global Leaders/2023.|
|Alexander Carlile||12 February 1948||UK||Lawyer|
|Lord Carlile||12 February 1948||UK||Lawyer|
|Douglas Carswell||3 May 1971||Politician||A former Tory who was UKIP's sole representative in Parliament before becoming an Independent MP|
|Richard Doll||28 October 1912||24 July 2005||UK||Doctor|
Key Opinion Leader
|Lionized medical expert who received large consultancy fees from Monsanto and other chemical companies for more than 20 years while "investigating" cancer risks in the industry.|
|Robert Dover||November 1977||UK||Academic|
Deep state operative
|UK academic with a special interest in UK/Western intelligence agencies. Institute for Statecraft, as is at least one of his graduate students. His name had been removed from the IfS website by 10 January 2019.|
|John Gearson||March 1963||Academic||Terrorism expert at King's College London,|
|Christopher Geidt||August 1961|
|John Glen||1 April 1974||UK||Politician||British conservative politician and Accenture consultant, with significant business ties.|
|US spook and propagandist|
|Augustus Jaspert||UK||Diplomat||British diplomat and Private Secretary to the UK Prime Minister 2012-2014|
|Michael Keegan||July 1962||Civil servant|
|Zafrulla Khan||6 February 1893||1 September 1985||Pakistan||Proponent of Pakistan, Bilderberger|
|John MacGregor||4 February 1937||Politician||Given responsibility for the privatisation of British Rail|
|Fiona Mactaggart||12 September 1953||UK||Politician|
|Susan Michie||19 June 1955||UK||Scientist||COVID 19 scientist. A promoter of the harshest of lockdown measures.|
|Integrity Initiative UK Cluster outer core member|
|Alfred Milner||23 March 1854||13 May 1925||UK||Diplomat|
|A deep politician of singular importance in the UK Deep state of the late 19th and early 20th century.|
|Peter Neumann||4 December 1974||German||Academic|
|Spooky "terror expert", ACG YGL/2012|
|Journalist for the Washington Post and other commercially-controlled media. Took a master's degree in Terrorism, Security and Society from the very spooky King's College London in 2017|
|Lucy Powell||10 October 1974||UK||Politician||Labour MP, frontbencher under Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer. "Social media anti-vax misinformation is a matter of life or death"|
|Albert René||16 November 1935||27 February 2019||Seychelles||Politician||President of Seychelles from 1977 to 2004 from the country's sole legal political party. Survived a 1981 Seychelles coup attempt organised by the South African Institute for Maritime Research|
|Jonathan Sacks||8 March 1948||7 November 2020||UK|
|British barrister with considerable experience in cases of complex and lengthy fraud, people trafficking, exploitation, drugs, firearms, serious violence and serious sexual crime.|
|Tim Sweijs||1980||Netherlands||Academic||The director of research of Dutch think tank HCSS since 2018. Has an intense interest in "killer robots" and lethal autonomous weapons. Warned along with Clingendael for a new 9-11 situation to come from Covid-19.|
|Kay Swinburne||8 June 1967||UK||Politician||A member of the European Parliament|
|Desmond Tutu||7 October 1931||26 December 2021|
|Sidney Webb||13 July 1859||13 October 1947||UK|
|Elizabeth Wilmshurst||28 August 1948||UK||Lawyer||Legal Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who resigned in the run-up to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.|
|Asma al-Assad||11 August 1975||Syria|